What are many bottlers and canners thinking? Of course, they need to have a seal that guarantees the contents will not spoil. But the buyer–even a strong man–needs to be able to open the container without injury. There are some gadgets that make the opening possible or easier.
It happens so often that it even has a name: “Wrap Rage”. But it isn’t funny. And the main culprit is plastic, which is frequently so strong that it requires a sharp knife and a lot of muscle. Sometimes the packaging is even stronger than the product inside. This situation is perfect for a visit to an emergency room, which these days likely is full of victims of the coronavirus. Frequently the culprit is clamshell packaging, which may be fine for protecting the product inside, but equally fine for injuring the purchaser.