Locked4Kids is range certified according to US16 CFR 1700.20 and ISO 8317
To become range certified, different sizes of Locked4Kids cartons were tested by the testing facilities of BVI in Belgium, a ISO 17025 certified institute. Tests with children usually takes place at infant schools and playgrounds and involves between 50 and 200 children per test. In isolated groups of 2, children are instructed to try to open the packaging, even by using their teeth if they like. Than they get 5 minutes to open the packaging spontaneously.
After the first 5 minutes a close distance demonstration on how to open the packaging is given by an auditor. Immediately after demonstration children get another 5 minutes to try to open the carton. To pass the test, no more than 15% of openings is allowed during the first 5 minutes and no more than 20% during 10 minutes.
US16 CFR 1700.20 and ISO 8317 provide a measure of the effectiveness of packagings in restricting access by children. Besides this they cover the accessibility by adults. The basis is extensive testing with children in the age of 42-51 months as well as adults between 50 and 70 years of age. Official testing can only be done by testing facilities which hold an ISO 17025 certification. Locked4Kids has been tested according to these standards.
With amazing results.
Locked4Kids is not just range certified. Tests showed amazing results. Performance requirements state that no more than 45 out of 300 children are allowed to open the packaging during the first 5 minutes of testing. Tests showed that only 2 out of 300 children were able to open Locked4Kids cartons. That is less than 1%, whereas the allowed maximum level is 15%.
After demonstration of the opening procedure by the auditor, no more than 60 children are allowed to open the cartons during the second 5 minutes of testing. Tests with Locked4Kids showed that only 11 children were able to open the cartons. That is less than 4%, whereas the maximum level allowed is 20%.
Locked4Kids cartons have also been tested with seniors. Official testing regulations allow for a minimum level of 90%, which means that at least 90 out of 100 seniors should be able to open the child resistant cartons easily. Tests with Locked4Kids showed that all seniors (100%) were able to open the packaging easily. Even without any opening pictogram printed on the carton.
According to US regulations only immediate or primary packagings qualifies as child resistant packaging. Besides this, these packagings have to pass testing according to protocol US CFR 1700.20. To qualify as primary packaging, all packaging parts should stay connected after each opening by the consumer. Locked4Kids meets these requirements; all packaging components stay firmly connected, each time the packaging is opened and re-closed by the user.