On September 23, 2008 Today Tonight featured a story on the potentially serious dangers for children, of common household oils including baby oil, massage, hair and bath oils and essential oils.
In Australia at least 3,000 reported ingestion accidents to young children occur every year. In the US, it is reported that 20 children die a year from ingesting small quantities of household oils, five deaths from baby oil.
Seven years ago, the US market moved to legislate that child resistant packaging was mandatory for oily liquids containing hydrocarbons.
- Baby oils
- Bath oils
- Body oils
- Massage oils
In Australia, the major supplier was quoted in this article as stating that they will, after 48 years change to child resistant caps on all their baby oil products in Australia and worldwide.
Cormack Packaging are suppliers of child resistant caps. Cormack Packaging manufacture and supply Multi piece caps from 20mm to 38mm with a push turn system and Squeeze and Turn caps from 28mm to 38mm.
Cormack Packaging also offer Squeeze and Turn caps with restrictor plugs. As well as their large range of standard caps, Cormack Packaging also design custom closures for customers where volumes allow.