Horizontal drop maximizes the use of the container.
Puncture resistant molded plastic, translucent red
Containers may be nested for compact storage.
Containers are ideal for countertop use.
Sharps Containers Are Better Than Pickle Jars
The most common sharps containers (red plastic in the US, yellow
plastic elsewhere) were first developed in 1979 when Frontier Plastics Ltd of
South Wales in the UK recognized the need for a purpose designed container for
the safe disposal of clinical sharps - developing the original SharpsafeŽ
container which was first marketed in 1980. Prior to that it was common for
people to dispose of used syringes in the garbage, or some more progressive
thinkers used giant pickle bottles and then buried them.
This is the most commonly used container. They stack for
easy storage, and the rotating chamber allows for syringes to stack laying down
in the container, which will fit more used product in the container.
The automatic rotating chamber is designed to safely deposit sharps into the
puncture resistant container. If necessary, sharps can be dropped manually by
using the actuating lever.