United States Protocol Testing for Child-Resistant Packaging (CRP)

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) of 1970 (16 CRF Part 1700) provides for the testing of ‘special packaging’. The act employs a hazard-based approach to evaluating regulated pharmaceutical; household and other products based on hazard related packaging performance. Protocols for ‘special packaging’ include: child-resistant effectiveness testing, senior-use effectiveness testing and, in specific cases, senior-resecuring effectiveness testing.

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) of 1972 provides for the testing of pesticide, rodenticide and pool chemical packaging where subject to child-resistant packaging requirements. Protocols for such testing include: child-resistant effectiveness testing, senior-use effectiveness testing, adult-use effectiveness testing, non-intended species testing employing dogs.