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 They may be superseded at any time by the Office of the General Counsel, by the Commission, or by operation of law.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

 

This index is intended to assist in locating Opinions on a particular subject, but the CPSC does not attest to its accuracy.

 

Advertisements

 

 

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, 324
  • 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

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

 

Cookware: 158

Corrective Action: 85

Cosmetics: 3, 77

 

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

 

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

 

Jurisdiction

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

Recycled Tire Products: 325

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