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Consumer safety panel calls for childproof medicine packaging

Japan’s Consumer Safety Investigation Commission advised the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in a Dec. 18 report to introduce child-resistant packaging for medicines to stop children mistakenly ingesting them.

The report points out that as children grow, they tend to put all nearby objects into their mouths, copying others’ actions as they become more interested in their surroundings and retrieving objects of interest. It calls for the introduction of packaging that children cannot open even if medicines fall into their hands — while at the same time calling for packaging standards that ensure medicines can still be opened by others including the elderly.

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