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    The Technical Advisory Committee on Poison Prevention Packaging and Its Function

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    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), pursuant to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), has legislative responsibility for the Poison Prevention Packaging Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC has representatives of federal agencies (as well as consumers), manufacturers of household substances, representatives of the packaging and closure industries, and members of the scientific and medical fields. Consistent wih the CPSC's mandate under the PPPA, the TAC examines the need for special packaging to protect children from serious personal injury or illness resulting from handling, using, or ingesting various substances. In order to require protective packaging, the product must be one likely to cause serious personal injury to a child five years of age or under. The TAC must also look to whether such special packaging is technically feasible, practical, and appropriate.


    packaging, accident prevention, poisoning (toxicology), Poison Prevention Packaging Act, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Technical Advisory Committee

    Author Information:

    Cooper, MR
    Assistant director for federal programs, Washington Bureau, National Urban League, Incorporated, Washington, D. C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D10.32

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27867S