On September 23, 2008 Today Tonight featured a story on the potentially serious dangers for children, of common household oils including Baby oil, massage, hair and bath oils and essential oils.

In Australia at least 3,000 reported ingestion accidents to young children occur every year. In the US, it is reported that 20 children die a year from ingesting small quantities of household oils, 5 deaths from baby oil.

Seven years ago, the US market moved to legislate that child resistant packaging was mandatory for oily liquids containing hydrocarbons. These include:

  • Baby oils
  • Bath oils
  • Body oils
  • Massage oils
  • Sunscreens

In Australia, the largest supplier was quoted in this article as stating that they will, after 48 years change to child resistant caps on all their baby oil products in Australia and worldwide.

For the full story aired on Today Tonight click go to:


Cormack Packaging is Australia's largest supplier of Child Resistant Caps. We cr-caps.gifmanufacture and supply:

  • Multi piece caps from 20mm to 38mm with a push turn system
  • Squeeze and Turn caps from 28mm to 38mm
  • Squeeze and Turn caps with restrictor plugs

As well as our large range of standard caps, we also design custom closures for customers where volumes allow.

For more information on our caps contact Cormack Packaging on 1800 801 758 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.