New and exclusive!!! Performance of child-resistant packaging test Israeli standard 1346- ISO 8317
The standard is an international, obligatory for manufacturers of packaging which contains poisonous and dangerous substances, as well as for manufacturers of packaging containing medicinal products for home use. The requirement to comply with this standard is part of the authorization process of packaging manufacturers all over the world, aimed at maximal prevention of household accidents due to contact with or ingestion of dangerous and toxic substances by children.
Recognizing the importance of this subject to society and the community, the management of Elixir institute decided to join this international trend and become a leader of this process in Israel.
The companies and manufacturers interested in joining the growing circle of organizations adopting the standard as a compulsory one, for public interest, are accompanied by a specialized professional department which provides its customers with attentive, available, fast and efficient service. Our professional staff acts in close cooperation with the Standards Institution of Israel and is under its supervision.
Why is it important to perform the test?
Each year, hospitals receive reports on a great number of cases in which there is a concern regarding the ingestion of various dangerous substances, which are in household use (cleaning substances, insecticides etc.)
These reports compel the manufacturers to devote thought and attention to the subject, in an endless attempt to identify and examine methods and actions for prevention. There are two main possibilities for raising awareness and for preventive measures:
Exposing parents to the dangers by means of advertising and explanations on the subject.
Creating a physical barrier between children and the dangerous substances (by developing child-resistant packaging, lids with unique opening/closing mechanisms etc.).
There is evidence that since the introduction of test principles aimed at testing whether packaging is child-resistant or not, the number of incidents of the ingestion of dangerous substances has dropped, hence the importance of this issue.
How can one identify a “child-resistant” package?
Due to the growing use of child-resistant packaging in the world, a standardized method has been developed to evaluate and approve them as such. The importance of the tests is expressed in the verification given by the Standards Institution after it gives approval of the packaging, allowing it to be recognized as “child-resistant packaging”, in this manner future household accidents as a result of drinking and contact with dangerous substances by children, will be prevented. It is intended to ensure the safety of the product users as well as that of their families. The test is conducted in accordance with the international standard ISO 8317 (Israeli Standard 1346).
Elixir research institute specializes in testing child-resistant packaging intended for marketing in Israel and abroad.
?How is the test performed
The test is performed by use of hundreds of observations which are conducted while maintaining the test principals derived from the standard and withstanding strict American standards which helped define the original standard.
Companies and manufacturers interested in receiving details regarding the test and the authorization process of packaging as child-resistant are invited to contact us.