In 1982 the Chicago area was struck by someone adulterating Tylenol capsules with potassium cyanide. No one has ever been found guilty – though some were suspected – of this crime which killed several people. Since then, packaging on pills and foods has been improved for the sake of safety.
I don’t begrudge this at all as being a standard, but I don’t think I need:
- child proof caps on all prescriptions unless otherwise requested
- child proof caps on mouth wash
- child proof caps on dishwasher liquid
- child proof caps on laundry soap
- child proof caps on cough syrup
Add to all this “child proof” stuff – which is really annoying – is all the heat-shrunk, heavy plastic, need-50-tons-of-dynamite for:
- SD cards
- ink pens
- flash drives
- nail scissor
- head phones
Do I really need to take an axe to something to open these damned containers?