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Office of General Counsel Advisory Opinions


Important Note: The views expressed in these Advisory Opinions are those of the Office of the General Counsel. Unless indicated otherwise in the Opinion, they have not been reviewed or approved by the Commission. These views were based on the best available information at the time they were written. They may be superseded at any time by the Office of the General Counsel, by the Commission, or by operation of law.


INDEX OF ADVISORY OPINIONS

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  • jurisdiction: 33, 87
  • responsibilities under CPSC: 184
  • rugs: 191, 147
Aerial baskets: 231

Air Filters: 276

Animals, live: 311

Amusement rides: 153

Art Materials (FHSA): 309

Asbestos: 268

Automobiles/Products
  • body strength/reinforcement: 2
  • bumper jacks: 115
  • catalytic converter: 220
  • jack stands: 155
  • ramps, portable: 157
  • safety lights: 124
  • wash equipment: 233
Batteries: 84, 93, 165

Beverages/Beverage Equipment
  • bar equipment: 121
  • coolers: 121
  • soft drinks: 86
  • vending machines: 121
Bicycles: 186, 269 Boats/Products: 22, 60, 92, 261, 271, 283

Books: 174 323

Business Machines: 94, 128

Chemicals
  • chlorofluorocarbon propellants: 261
  • on clothing: 12
  • petroleum distillates: 36
  • pentachlorophenol: 273
  • personal protective devices: 41
  • vinyl chloride: 156, 162, 202
Cigarettes: 192, 252

Clothing
  • chemicals on: 12
  • Halloween costumes: 144
  • hospital vest restraints: 287
  • infant carriers: 212
  • rented: 263
  • scarves: 198
  • sleepwear: 88, 285
  • volunteer-made patient gowns: 209
Component Parts: 71, 94, 126

Consumer Product Safety Act Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Containers
  • aerosol: 21
  • cosmetic: 21, 229
  • food: 139
  • gasoline: 65
  • soft drinks: 86
Cookware: 158

Corrective Action: 85

Cosmetics: 3, 77
  • "Agus Fem": 222
  • Container: 21, 229
  • deodorant, spray: 21
  • wigs/hairpieces: 204, 221
Cribs: 49, 79, 80, 98

Decals, bubble gum: 227

Donation of government property to charity: 31

Doors, folding: 200
  • lead ink in: 166
Drugs, prescription: 99, 123, 133, 190

Effectiveness of transferred acts: 40

Elevators: 182, 262

EPA packaging requirements: 279

Exercise equipment: 304

Farm equipment: Fire alarms: 181

Fire extinguishers: 154

Fireworks: 136, 151

Flammable Fabrics Act: 52, 53, 57, 135
  • bookbinding: 142
  • drapes, surgical: 237
  • federal preempting state action: 13, 61, 289, 306
  • hairpieces: 221
  • hospital vest restraints: 287
  • mattresses: 27, 28, 75, 83, 91, 105, 106, 108, 109, 152
  • rented wearing apparel: 263
  • responsibility of home sewer: 216
  • rubberized flannel sheeting: 215
  • rugs: 191
  • sleeping bags: 75
  • sleepwear, children's: 88, 216
  • children's halloween costumes: 313
  • stadium blankets: 179
  • stuffed toys: 17, 24
  • vehicles, open road: 97
Flammability Regulations
  • fabrics, home sewing: 210
  • galoshes: 198
  • gowns, volunteer-made for patients: 209
  • interior furnishing: 310
  • mattresses, foam: 289
  • omission of Appendix to CS 191-53: 243
  • scarves: 198
  • sleepwear, children's: 88, 285
  • toys: 17, 24
  • upholstery: 288
Freedom of Information: 7, 47, 67, 69, 76, 96

General health and safety regulations: 1, 66, 148, 171, 312 Glasses, lead x-ray: 253, 257

Glazing, architectural: 248, 255, 260, 267, 275, 281 Gun locks (trigger locks), jurisdiction: 316

Hairdryers: 25

Hardhats: 256

Hardware, architectural: 132

Heaters, Gas: 286

Infant Carriers: 212

Interior Furnishing: 310

Interstate commerce Insulation
  • cellulose: 272
  • Fiberglass: 205
  • household: 230
Jurisdiction
  • advertisements: 33
  • aerial baskets: 231
  • aerosols: 21
  • aircraft products: 164
  • amusement rides: 153
  • Agus Fem: 222
  • automobiles/products: 2, 68, 115, 155, 157, 220, 233
  • batteries: 84, 93, 165
  • beverage equipment: 121
  • boat/products: 22, 60, 92, 261, 271, 283
  • bicycles: 140
  • cabinets, medicine: 81
  • chemicals: 12, 261
  • cigarettes: 192
  • clothing: 144
  • component parts: 71, 126
  • concurrent: 59, 128
  • containers: 65, 86
  • cookware: 158
  • decals, bubblegum: 227
  • doors, folding: 200
  • electrical measuring devices: 196
  • excluded products: 54, 58
  • farm equipment: 70, 107, 140
  • fiberglass impregnating machine: 102
  • fire alarms: 181
  • fireworks: 151
  • gasoline pumps, hoses: 214
  • gun locks (trigger locks): 316
  • hairdryers: 25
  • hang gliders: 119
  • hard hats: 256
  • hardware: 136
  • insulation: 205
  • interpretation "consumer product": 38, 42, 55, 125
  • locks: 219
  • motorcycles: 126
    • 3 wheeled: 116
  • NEISS: 9
  • OSHA v. CPSC: 139
  • ovens, gas: 23
  • personal protective devices: 41, 226, 236
  • Pestolite Fly Katcher: 264
  • radiation hazards: 62
  • RV/products: 30, 48, 97, 155
  • rubberized flannel sheeting: 215
  • safety lights: 124
  • showers, public: 232
  • snow mobiles: 258
  • stroboscope: 188
  • television sets: 71, 72
  • toothbrushes: 319
  • toys: 127, 143, 150
  • traffic control signals: 181
  • trailer hitches: 50
  • turtles, pet: 78
  • vehicles, pedal-powered: 39, 226
  • wall coverings: 200
  • washing machines: 245
  • water purifiers: 211
  • wheat grinding wheels: 195
  • wheel chairs: 145
  • window shades: 200
  • workmanship: 112, 137
  • work platforms/cranes: 45
Krazy Kaps: 277

Lab equipment: 265

Lamp, Heat/Infrared: 303

Lawn Mowers: 149, 208, 290, 292 Lead in Children's Products: 317

Lead in ink: 166 Locks: 219

Matches: 161

Mattress NEISS: 9, 10, 11

"One of a Kind": 178, 186

Oven Cleaner: 309

Oven, Gas: 23
  • Control valve in RVs: 246
PPPA Regulations: 104, 282 Personal Protection Devices: 41, 226, 236

Pest Control Fly Catcher: 264

Pet Turtles: 78

Pillows: 24

Plastic Paper: 199

Power Lines: 259

Private litigation/CPSC involvement: 44, 85, 95, 305

Product licensing: 51

Publicity, adverse: 35

Pumps, gasoline: 214

Refuse bins: 266

Regulatory Actions: 163

Releases of Government Property/Copyright: 74

Repurchase: 100, 148, 156, 202, 162

Retroactive Application of the CPSIA to Inventory: 317

Rugs: 147, 191

Smoke Detectors: 254

State Product Safety Laws: 15, 266, 306, 307, 312

Swimming Pool Slides: 239

Television: 71, 72, 185

Testing
  • bicycles: 194
  • electronic testing devices: 196
  • hairpieces, men's: 221
  • mattresses: 178
  • responsibilities/decisions: 168
  • yarn: 218
Toys: 307 Traffic Control Signals: 181, 228

Upholstery: 287

Vehicles Vending machines: 121, 122, 125

Wallcoverings: 200

Washing machines: 245

Water purifiers: 211

Wheels, wheat grinding: 195

Wheelchairs: 145

Windowshades: 166, 200

Wires: 60

Yarn: 218