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§ 6242. Warning or Caution Statement.

3 CA ADC § 6242BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations
Chapter 2. Pesticides
Subchapter 1. Pesticide Registration
Article 10. Labeling
3 CCR § 6242
§ 6242. Warning or Caution Statement.
Warning or caution statements, which are necessary, and if complied with, adequate to prevent injury to living man and useful vertebrate animals, useful vegetation, and useful invertebrate animals, must appear on the label in a place sufficiently prominent to warn the user, and must state clearly and in nontechnical language the particular hazard involved in the use of the pesticide, e.g., ingestion, skin absorption, inhalation, flammability or explosion, and the precautions to be taken to avoid accident, injury, or damage.
(a) The label of every pesticide shall bear warnings or cautions which are necessary for the protection of the public, including the statement, “Keep out of reach of children,” and a signal word such as “Danger,” “Warning,” or “Caution” as the director may prescribe, on the front panel or that part of the label displayed under customary conditions of purchase; provided, however, the director may permit reasonable variations on the placement of that part of the required warnings and cautions other than the statement, “Keep out of the reach of children,” and the required signal word, if in his opinion such variations would not be injurious to the public. If a pesticide is marketed in channels of trade where the likelihood of contact with children is extremely remote, or if the nature of the product is such that it is likely to be used on infants or small children without causing injury in under reasonably foreseeable conditions, the director may waive the requirement of the statement, “Keep out of reach of children” if in his opinion such a statement is not necessary to prevent injury to the public. The director may permit a statement such as “Keep away from infants and small children” in lieu of the statement “Keep out of reach of children” if he determined that such a variation would not be injurious to the public.
(b) The label of every pesticide which is highly toxic to man shall bear the word “Danger” along with the word “Poison” in red on contrasting background in immediate proximity to the skull and crossbones, and an antidote statement including directions to call a physician immediately on the front panel or that part of the label displayed under customary conditions of purchase; provided, however, the director may permit reasonable variations in the placement of the antidote statement if some reference such as “See antidote statement on back panel” appears on the front panel near the word “Poison” and the skull and crossbones.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 12781 and 14005, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 12751-12994, Food and Agricultural Code.
HISTORY
1. Editorial renumbering and amendment of former Section 2395 to Section 6242 filed 7-19-85 (Register 85, No. 29).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending section and Note filed 3-27-97 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of regulations (Register 97, NO. 13).
This database is current through 6/10/22 Register 2022, No. 23
3 CCR § 6242, 3 CA ADC § 6242
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