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Publication Type: Safe Medication Use Newsletter
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM
Country: Canada

This newsletter addresses the potential of harmful ingestion by a child of medication in a child-resistant safety enclosure. Two incidents are described where children opened such containers themselves. In one case the child-resistant safety cap was not properly secured. In the other case, the bottle containing a liquid medication did not have a safety cap. Safety tips for the consumer are provided to prevent poisonings in children.

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child-resistant safety cap


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