Poison control warns parents kids can open child safety caps on medicine bottles - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/5/10

Poison control warns parents kids can open child safety caps on medicine bottles

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A warning from poison control says you may have trouble opening a prescription bottle with a child safety cap, but kids are clever and child resistant doesn't mean child-proof. Out of a class of 24 kids in kindergarten, a third of them opened a child-proof container in less than a minute.

"I just kept turning it like this and then it just came right undone," said Walker, a kindergartener. Another kindergartner, Sydney said "I pulled it and spinned it at the same time." "Mom steps out of the room, Dad steps out of the room, comes back find them in a bottle, pills scattered all over," said Dr. Kirk Cumpston, with the Poison Control.

This lesson for parents and grandparents is obvious. Keep all medication high up and out of reach.  Remember the poison control number is 1-800-222-1212.

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