Child resistant package

  • US 5,899,348 A
  • Filed: 12/02/1997
  • Issued: 05/04/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A child resistant package comprisinga plastic container having an open end,thread means on the external surface of the container adjacent the open end for securing a closure,a plastic closure having a base wall and a peripheral skirt,said skirt having an inner surface formed with thread means for engaging the thread means on the container and at least one axially locking lug thereon,a deflectable release element formed integrally on the exterior surface of the container,means for mounting said release element on said container for radial and axial movement relative to said container,an integral axially deflectable lug mounted on said release element and extending upwardly toward the open end of the container, said lug being deflectable relative to said deflectable release element,said axially deflectable lug on said release element normally extending upwardly for engagement with said locking lug such that when the release element is pressed radially inwardly and axially downwardly, the deflectable lug is disengaged from engagement with the locking lug and the closure can be removed by unthreading the closure from the container, andsuch that when the closure is applied to the container the locking lug on said closure deflects the deflectable lug downwardly relative to said release element past said locking lug.

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