childproof

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child·proof

(chīld'prūf)
Denotes packaging designed to prevent injury to children, refers particularly to medicines and household chemicals.

childproof

Designed to prevent injury to children; used esp. of medicine containers that children cannot open.
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But Katrina warns some three-year-old children can open child-proof caps in seconds, so parents and grandparents should keep medicines and cleaning products in a locked or high cupboard.
A CAPT survey found three-quarters of parents thought child-proof caps were impossible for children to open.
The six bright yellow bottles, each with different coloured labels, also have child-proof caps.
The development of safer pharmaceutical formulations is a major new direction for the industry, not unlike the advent of child-proof caps was to packaging several decades ago.