Federal Register: May 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 87)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-10162
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Consumer Product Safety Commission
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Petition Requesting Ban of Sulfuric Acid Drain Openers for Consumer Use (Petition No. HP 04-2)
DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments on the petition by July 6, 2004.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has received a petition (HP 042) requesting that the Commission ban sulfuric acid drain openers (SADOs) for consumer use, or in the alternative, require that SADOs for consumers be packaged in ``oneshot'' containers and be limited to a maximum sulfuric acid concentration of 84 percent. The Commission solicits written comments concerning the petition.
Sulfuric acid drain openers; petition requesting ban for consumer use,
The Commission has received correspondence from Mr. Michael Fox requesting that the Commission ban SADOs for consumer use, or in the alternative, require that SADOs for consumers be packaged in ``oneshot'' containers and be limited to a maximum sulfuric acid concentration of 84 percent.
Mr. Fox asserts that such action is necessary because ``sulfuric acid drain cleaners (SADOs) are unreasonably dangerous and should not be sold to ordinary consumers.'' Mr. Fox provides injury data that he asserts supports that proposition.
The request for a ban or a restriction to packaging in ``oneshot'' containers with a limit on sulfuric acid concentration of a maximum of 84 percent is docketed as petition number HP 042 under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C. 12611278.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the petition by writing or
calling the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety
Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone (301) 5047923. The
petition is available on the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. A
copy of the petition is also available for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Commission's Public Reading Room, Room 419, 4330 EastWest Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dated: April 28, 2004.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone (301) 5046833, email firstname.lastname@example.org.