Under the Consumer Product Safety Act, there are also regulated classifications that are set out in the Federal Register. CPSC labeling requirements include a signal word, an affirmative statement of the principal hazard and precautionary measures, first aid instruction, and hanging and storage statements. State laws require label warnings or ingredient disclosure, certain substances and VOC content. Let Dell Tech’s product safety experts provide you with the necessary guidance to bring your product to market with confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions about US Chemical Labelling Requirements:

What is a consumer product?

Consumer products are products that are used for household, personal, and non-business purposes. These products are also referred to as final goods, which are sold for consumer use. Examples include clothing, electronics, household cleaning products, etc.  In the United States, consumer products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

What products are NOT covered under the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations?

Some types of products are not regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Examples include cosmetics, food, and drugs which fall under the regulation of other Federal agencies.

Can I use an OSHA label for my consumer product?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) applies only to hazardous chemicals used in the workplace. These regulations are different than those under the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which applies to products used by consumers. Therefore, each regulation has their own set of labeling requirements. An OSHA label cannot be used for consumer products.

Can I combine my Canadian and US consumer labels?

The regulations for both Canadian and US consumer products are different. The classification criteria and labelling requirements differ between the countries. There are some cases where you would be able to combine both labels, but this is dependent on classifications and required labelling information. Talk to our team for expert guidance to ensure label accuracy for US and Canadian consumer product labels.

Is CPSC the only regulation for consumer products in the US?

Yes. In addition to requirements under CPSC, some products will have State-specific requirements. Some US State laws require additional label warnings and ingredient disclosure. These can include Proposition 65 (Prop 65) and Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is important to know the labelling requirements for each State before the product is placed on the market, including online platforms like Amazon which have unique compliance requirements.