Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) administers Poison Prevention Packaging Act pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1471-1476, 16 CFR Subchapter E; §§ 1700 – 1702.
CPSC, broadly speaking, provides regulation standards for the special packaging of any household substance that the Commission finds pose degree or nature of the hazard to children in the availability of such substance, by reason of its packaging, is such that special packaging is required to protect children from serious personal injury or serious illness resulting from handling, using, or ingesting such substance.
If the product fits the scope above, then the importer and/or the person placing the product in the United States commerce is subject to certain labeling and packaging requirements. Specifically, the statement “This Package for Households Without Young Children” shall appear conspicuously on the package of any household substance subject to the special packaging requirements that is supplied in noncomplying packaging, unless the package bears the substitute labeling statement (see Sec. 1700.5(a) for details). Substitute statement “Package Not Child-Resistant” may be used (see Sec. 1700.5(b) for details). Also, the packaging must conform to the requirements under Sec. 1700.15.