Accidents: Poison Protection

Young children have a maddening way of getting into bottles of potentially lethal medicines and household products. Last year, despite countless stomach pumpings in hospital emergency rooms, more than 350 tots died as a result of this deadly tendency. Such fatalities may soon be greatly reduced, thanks to a new container that has proved itself relatively impregnable in youthful hands.

Sold under the trade name Palm-N'-Turn, the new containers are made of plastic and topped with a flexible cap fitted with luglike projections. The lugs fit snugly into notches in the neck of the container. To open one, an adult...

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