out of 10 parents need their children's help to open child
proof packaging, a survey carried out for this website had
survey, carried out by Shoffield University in England,
says that some parents can struggle for up to three hours
at a time when faced with a new child proofed package.
our survey, children were able to tell their parents how
to open the packages in under 30 seconds. However, their
little fingers and bones prevented them from actually opening
are most defeated by the push down and twist bottles popular
for medication and vitamins.
upper body strength required to open such a package is believed
to exceed 57, completely stuffing most people over 35, and
impossible for the over 85's who can normally manage only
say that this proves the child proof packaging industry
old person, who asked us not to name her in a weak-croaky-type
voice, told us that the only way she can take her vitamins
every day is to clamp the vitamin bottle in a vice, put
all her body weight down on the bottle cap and then get
a friend to turn her round.
of consequence died.