Tri State Distribution, distributor and manufacturer of pharmacy vials and closures, announces the ProGuard™ ClampLoc™ and key child resistant system for the ProTect® line of reversible closure containers.
The ProTect container features a reversible closure which can include information on both sides of the cap, seen each time a customer handles the container. ProTect closures are both child-resistant (using a tab lock design) and non-child resistant, depending on which side of the cap is facing up when closed, and meets all CPSC protocols for “Child Resistant” and “Senior Friendly” packaging.
Made of recyclable polypropylene, the vials are available in opaque or transparent colors. TSD offers 4-color UV digital printing and 1080+dpi resolution with hundreds of colors.
The ProTect closures arrive prelined, so that there are no extra steps for staff. TSD offers customization, and can place multiple custom advertisements in one box of closures, or even two different advertisements on the same closure.
ClampLoc is a new key-and-lock closure that works with ProTect closures to provide an additional level of protection against entry by children.
The system has undergone extended CPSC testing and has been shown to increase the ease of access for older adults struggling with pain while opening traditional child-resistant containers.
As is indicated in the image, the system consists of the ClampLoc assembly and stingray key, which must be stored separately from the ProTect container for safety. The assembly is placed on the container closure and squeezed to lock. To unlock, the key is placed on top of the assembly, and the user presses down, pulling apart to release.
In addition to the ClampLoc, TSD offers its vCP cap and ProGuard Key. This two-piece system works with TSD’s TriMaxx® vials. The container is designed to be impossible to open without the key.
The vCP cap has a “virtually child-proof” designation, based on zero child entries on extended range CPSC testing up to 71 months (normal CPSC testing range stops at 52 months). The vCP cap has the same dimensions as standard child-resistant caps. The design minimizes plastic usage to maintain cost-effectiveness, and the system can be integrated with automated filling equipment.