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In Brief: Child-resistant packaging rule

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Child-resistant packaging rule: Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes final rule in the July 21 Federal Register implementing changes to the test protocol for child-resistant packaging, including revisions to make the packaging more "senior friendly." As expected, the rule requires that a panel of 100 adults from the ages of 50-70 replace the current panel of 100 18-45 year olds ("The Rose Sheet" June 19, In Brief). The rule will become effective July 22, 1996 and provides an additional 18-month blanket exemption -- to Jan. 21, 1998 -- from compliance with the senior-friendly provisions. CPSC said that incremental costs for new packaging "most likely will be passed on to the users"...
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