INTERNATIONAL - The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has revised ISO 8317:2015 Child-resistant packaging -- Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages, replacing ISO 8317:2003. The standard provides the child resistant performance requirements and test methods for re-closable packages. The 2015 version applies to the re-closable packages for any product intended to be exposed or removed from the packaging in normal use.
|ISO 8317:2015 Child-resistant packaging -- Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages||SO/TC 122/SC 3 Performance requirements and tests for means of packaging, packages and unit loads (as required by ISO/TC 122)||60.60International Standard published||November 5, 2015|
Revisions to the standard include:
- Introduction revised to remove historical discussion
- Addition of definitions for mechanical testing, mechanical test data, liner, essential characteristics, and minor modifications (2.6 to 2.10)
- Former Clauses 3 and 4 consolidated into new Clause 3 and subsequent clauses renumbered
- Requirements in previous edition 3.1, 3.2 and 4.2 not part of the testing, have been relocated and are now informative. These are now included in the introduction
- Introduction need to consider essential characteristics for a series of similar packaging (3.1.1)
- Clarification of instructions for evaluation of a series of similar packaging submitted at one time by separation under component type (18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199)
- Addition of new subclause on additions to a series and minor modifications (188.8.131.52)
- Reference made to ISO 13127 (Introduction and 184.108.40.206)
- Charts for sequential testing updated to correct errors (Figures 1 and 2)
- Need to disable all (or any) incorporated tamper-evident features before testing added (4.3)
- Use of torque meter added for sample preparation of packages with torque-dependent closures (4.3)
- Deletion of the limit (35 %) for the percentage of child tests administered by an individual tester (4.4.3)
- Deletion of the limit for number (30) of adults obtained from and tested at any one site, and number (35) of adult tests administered by an individual tester (4.5.2).