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CPSC Regulated Products Table

Pre-CPSIA Requirements

The Consumer Product Safety Act.

(CPSA) gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) authority to develop specific standards to reduce or eliminate unreasonable risks from consumer products.

  • The CPSC has established specific standards for products including:
  • matchboxes, bicycle helmets, power lawn mowers, swimming pool slides, bunk beds, lawn dards, all-terrain vehicles, cribs, and others.

CPSC regulations also have requirements to report information about substantial product hazards and civil suits.

 

The Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

(FHSA) requires that certain hazardous household products bear cautionary labeling.

  • Any household product that meets regulatory definitions of:
  • toxic, corrosive, flammable or combustible, an irritant, a strong sensitizer, or that generates pressure through decomposition, heat, or other means requires labeling.

 

The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act.

("LHAMA") mandates ASTM D 4236 standard as a CPSC rule.

The producer or repackager of an art material must submit the product's formulation to a toxicologist to determine whether the art material has potential to produce chronic adverse health effects through customary or reasonably foreseeable use. If the toxicologist determines that the art material has this potential, the producer or repackager must use suitable labeling on the product.

  • An art material is defined as “any substance marketed or represented by the producer or repackager as suitable for use in any phase of the creation of any work of visual or graphic art of any medium.”  The regulations include additional information on what is within the definition of art material.
  • The producer or repackager must submit the formula to a toxicologist for review as necessary, but at least every five years.

The producer or manufacturer of the art material must submit to the CPSC:

  • a list of art materials that require chronic hazard labeling.
  • An art material must bear or be displayed with a conformance statement indicating that it has been reviewed in accordance with the standard.
    • “Conforms to ASTM D-4236”
  • the criteria the toxicologist uses to determine whether the producer/repackager's product presents a chronic hazard and

Other statutes that CPSC administers include the Flammable Fabrics Act, Poison Prevention Packaging Act, and Refrigerator Safety Act.