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<span class="plainlinks"><center>[http://www.nexreg.com/en/label_reviews/cpsc_consumer_label_review.php http://www.nexreg.com/images/label_authoring.gif]</center></span> ==CPSC Label Conspicuousness: 16 CFR 1500.121(c):== The legal text of 16 CFR 1500.121(c) follows below: Conspicuousness--type size and style. To satisfy the requirement that cautionary labeling statements under the Act be conspicuous and legible, such statements shall conform to the following requirements: ==(1) Area of principal display panel== The area of the principal display panel is the area of the side or surface of the immediate container, or of the side or surface of any outer container or wrapping, that bears the labeling designed to be most prominently displayed, shown, presented, or examined under conditions of retail sale. This area is not limited to the portion of the surface covered with labeling; rather, it includes the entire surface. Flanges at the tops and bottoms of cans, conical shoulders of cans, handles, and shoulders and necks of bottles and jars are excluded in measuring the area. For the purposes of determining the proper type size for cautionary labeling, the area of the principal display panel (or other panel bearing cautionary labeling, under paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this section) is to be computed as follows: (i) In the case of a rectangular package, where one entire side is the principal display panel, the product of the height times the width of that side shall be the area of the principal display panel. (ii) In the case of a cylindrical or nearly cylindrical container or tube on which the principal display panel appears on the side, the area of the principal display panel shall be 40 percent of the product of the height of the container times its circumference. (iii) In the case of any other shape of container, the area of the principal display panel shall be 40 percent of the total surface of the container, excluding those areas, such as flanges at tops and bottoms, specified in paragraph (c)(1) above. However, if such a container presents an obvious principal display panel (such as an oval or hour-glass shaped area on the side of a container for dishwashing detergent), the area to be measured shall be the entire area of the obvious principal display panel. ==(2) Type-size requirements== (i) The term type size refers to the height of the actual printed image of each upper case or capital letter as it appears on the label. The size of cautionary labeling shall be reasonably related to the type size of any other printing appearing on the same panel, but in any case must meet the minimum size requirements in table 1. (ii) When an item of labeling is required to be in a specified type size, all upper case, or capital, letters must be at least equal in height to the required type size, and all other letters must be the same style as the upper case or capital letters. Unless otherwise specified in the regulations (examples appear at Sec. Sec. 1500.14(b)(6), 1512.19, 1508.9, and part 1505), the type size of all cautionary statements appearing on any display panel shall comply with the specifications in table 1 when the area of the display panel is measured by the method in paragraph (c)(1) above. (iii) If all of the required cautionary labeling does not appear on the principal display panel, the statement to '''Read carefully other cautions on the ------ panel''', or its practical equivalent, must appear in, as a minimum, the same type size as that required in table 1 for the other cautionary material which appears elsewhere on the label of a hazardous substance. The size of the cautionary labeling that does not appear on the principal display panel is determined by the area of the panel on which it does appear. ==(3) Type style--proportion== The ratio of the height of a capital or uppercase letter to its width shall be such that the height of the letter is no more than 3 times its width. ==(4) Signal word and statements of hazard--capital letters== The signal word, the word ``poison'' if required instead of a signal word (see Sec. 1500.129), and the statement of principal hazard or hazards shall be in capital letters. ==(5) Multiple statement of hazard--type size and style== All statements of principal hazard or hazards on a label shall appear in the same size and style of type, and shall appear in the same color or have the same degree of boldness. ==(6) Accompanying literature containing directions for use== Where literature accompanying the package of a hazardous substance has directions for use, written or otherwise, section 2(n) of the Act requires the literature to bear cautionary labeling. (i) All such cautionary labeling shall be in reasonable proximity to any direction for use and shall be placed together within the same general area. (ii) The type size of such cautionary labeling shall be reasonably related to the type size of any other printed matter in the accompanying literature and must be in conspicuous and legible type by typography, layout, or color with other printed matter on the label. The signal word and statement of principal hazard or hazards shall appear in capital letters. ==Nexreg Compliance CPSC U.S. Consumer Label Authoring Services== Nexreg Compliance can author a CPSC compliant American label for your product. 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