In order for a packaging to be deemed child-resistant, it must be tested, assessed and certified in accordance with the international ISO 8317 standard by an accredited test institute. It is always the complete packaging that must be approved, in combination, not just the cap or closure.
Packaging, regardless of capacity, with one substance or a mixture of substances, that is sold or obtainable by the general public or that is classified in accordance with CLP EG1272/2008 shall be fitted with child-resistant caps/closures/packaging.
There is nothing that regulates who should hold this certificate for child-resistant packaging, but we have chosen to include this in our offer – to offer “packaging that makes life easier!”
Consequently, the complete packaging must be approved and comply with the criteria set out in the ISO 8317 standard. Over and above the certificate, the party responsible for the final product (the party that puts the product on the market) must ensure that the child-resistant function is maintained throughout the whole of the life-cycle of the packaging (SS-EN-ISO 8317, point 4.2).
In Sweden, the national control authority is the National Chemicals Inspectorate.
“Child-resistant packaging certified in accordance with ISO 8317 in order to comply with EG1907/2006 and EG1272/2008 for child-resistant caps and closures”