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Federal Hazardous Substances Act

See: harmful household products, federal hazardous substances act leaving NYCWasteLess at US Consumer Products Safety Commission

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 15, Chapter 39A: Special Packaging of Household Substances for Protection of Children)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 16, Chapter II, Subchapter E: Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 Regulations)

Summary: The Federal Hazardous Substances Act of 1960 and its numerous amendments governs the labeling of hazardous household products to alert consumers to the potential hazards and proper handling of those products. This law authorizes the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) leaving NYCWasteLess to issue regulations regarding labeling requirements for substances that, as a result of customary or reasonably foreseeable handling or use, could cause substantial personal injury or illness.

This law is coordinated with the Consumer Product Safety Act. It excludes hazardous substances covered by other federal laws, such as the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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