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==CPSC Label Background and Scope: 16 CFR 1500.121(a)(1):==
 
==CPSC Label Background and Scope: 16 CFR 1500.121(a)(1):==
 
The legal text of 16 CFR 1500.121(a)(1) follows below:
 
The legal text of 16 CFR 1500.121(a)(1) follows below:
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Background and scope. Section 2(p)(1) of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) or ``the Act''), 15 U.S.C. 1261(p)(1), requires that hazardous substances bear certain cautionary statements on their labels. These statements include: signal words; affirmative  
 
Background and scope. Section 2(p)(1) of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) or ``the Act''), 15 U.S.C. 1261(p)(1), requires that hazardous substances bear certain cautionary statements on their labels. These statements include: signal words; affirmative  
 
statements of the principal hazard(s) associated with a hazardous substance; the common or usual name, or chemical name, of the hazardous substance; the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, or seller; statements of precautionary measures to follow; instructions, when appropriate, for special handling and storage; the statement ``Keep Out of the Reach of Children'' or its practical equivalent; and, when appropriate, first-aid instructions.  
 
statements of the principal hazard(s) associated with a hazardous substance; the common or usual name, or chemical name, of the hazardous substance; the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, or seller; statements of precautionary measures to follow; instructions, when appropriate, for special handling and storage; the statement ``Keep Out of the Reach of Children'' or its practical equivalent; and, when appropriate, first-aid instructions.  
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Section 2(p)(2) of the Act specifies that all such statements shall be located prominently on the label of such a substance and shall appear in  conspicuous and legible type in contrast by typography, layout, or color with other printed matter on the label. This regulation contains the Commission's interpretations and policies for the type size and placement of cautionary material on the labels of hazardous substances and contains other criteria for such cautionary statements that are acceptable to the Commission as satisfying section 2(p)(2) of the Act.  
 
Section 2(p)(2) of the Act specifies that all such statements shall be located prominently on the label of such a substance and shall appear in  conspicuous and legible type in contrast by typography, layout, or color with other printed matter on the label. This regulation contains the Commission's interpretations and policies for the type size and placement of cautionary material on the labels of hazardous substances and contains other criteria for such cautionary statements that are acceptable to the Commission as satisfying section 2(p)(2) of the Act.  
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Labels that do not comply with this regulation may be considered misbranded.
 
Labels that do not comply with this regulation may be considered misbranded.

Revision as of 09:55, 13 September 2007

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