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StandUpPouches.net Debuts Innovative, Flexible Child Resistant Bags

Posted by Brittany Nader

Child Resistant Bags

New Packaging Solution Meets Federal Regulations for Pharmaceutical, OTC Medications and Marijuana Products 

StandUpPouches.net, the leading online supplier of flexible retail packaging, has launched an innovative form of child resistant packaging that is lightweight, highly protective and compliant with U.S. government regulations for childproof containers. 

Child resistant packaging is used by companies to mitigate the risk of poisoning in children via consuming hazardous items, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, pesticides and cleaning agents. This type of packaging is also required for emerging brands in the medical marijuana industry.

StandUpPouches.net’s child resistant bags feature a scientifically developed slide-locking mechanism with comprehensive opening instructions, making the packaging intuitive for adult consumers to open but difficult for children to get into. Users must push the small lever up, then pull the zipper out to access the items inside. To reclose, consumers push the zipper lock until they hear a “click” from the bottom lever.

Unlike rigid bottles with plastic caps that must be forcefully pushed or squeezed, the child-proof zip lock is small and lightweight, making the packaging less strenuous for seniors or adults with disabilities to open.

These child resistant bags are expertly manufactured with unique thick-but-flexible layers of opaque, food-grade plastic that are “smell proof” and protect against the entry of outside elements like air, moisture, odor and bacteria that can compromise the quality of the product inside. 

The child resistant packaging can be custom made to fit any brand's individual needs. StandUpPouches.net offers a minimum run of 10,000 for custom printed bags which can be printed in up to 10 colors for brands to display their unique graphic designs, informative text and easily recognizable visual identities. They also offer plain stock child resistant bags in all black or all white, 200 per case. The tamper-evident bags come in size specs of 12.25 x 9 x 4 in. Additional sizes may be requested for stock options.

With the emergence of flexible retail packaging in the CPG space, more consumers prefer this lightweight, space-saving type of container over outdated, bulky, less sustainable options like jars, boxes or canisters. Flexible child resistant bags help build brands — particularly in newer markets like legal cannabis products and THC-infused edibles — while meeting consumer demand and keeping families safe. 

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Topics: Non Food Packaging, Press Release