1970, the United States Congress passed the Poison Prevention
Packaging Act. This act states that hazardous substances
must be specially packaged so that children cannot easily gain
access to the contents. Since the passing of the Poison
Prevention Packaging Act, Great Lakes Marketing has been
actively engaged in testing safety packaging.
Lakes Marketing has been testing safety packages for over 35
Resistant Package Testing We test packages with
hundreds of children and senior adults each week. We have
contracts with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and
have been audited by the Canadian Standards Association.
and Multi-Purpose Lighter Testing Great Lakes Marketing
has been actively testing CR lighters since the regulations
were being developed. In the summer of 1994, the CPSC
finalized rules for testing
cigarette lighters. In December 2000, multi-purpose
lighters were added. Great lakes Marketing was working
with the CPSC from the beginning to refine these rules and has
been testing the effectiveness of lighters since this time.
Testing Our expertise with testing child-resistant
packages and lighters extends beyond protocol testing.
We have an extensive program of research to help package
manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies measure customer
satisfaction, customer experience, ease-of-use, labeling
issues and other marketing questions related to the package.
more information about Child-resistant package protocol
evaluations contact either:
M. Dixon, Ph.D., Principal
Deb Stout, Operation Safe Child,
Phone: 419-481-1045 (direct)
Jan Hepler, Operation Safe Child, Manager
Great Lakes Building
3361 Executive Parkway, Suite 200