Section 25600.1 - Definitions (California Code of Regulations)

§ 25600.1. Definitions

(a) "Affected area" means the area in which an exposure to a listed chemical can occur at a level that requires a warning.

(b) "Authorized agent" means the person or entity, including a monitored electronic mailbox or post office box, designated by a retail seller to receive notices from product manufacturers, producers, packagers, importers, suppliers, and distributors under this article.

(c) "Consumer information" includes warnings, directions for use, ingredient lists, and nutritional information. "Consumer information" does not include the brand name, product name, company name, location of manufacture, or product advertising.

(d) "Consumer product" means any article, or component part thereof, including food, that is produced, distributed, or sold for the personal use, consumption or enjoyment of a consumer.

(e) "Consumer product exposure" means an exposure that results from a person's acquisition, purchase, storage, consumption, or any reasonably foreseeable use of a consumer product, including consumption of a food.

(f) "Environmental exposure" means an exposure that occurs as the result of contact with an environmental source, such as ambient air, indoor air, drinking water, standing water, running water, soil, vegetation, or manmade or natural substances or objects, through inhalation, ingestion, or skin or other contact with the body. All exposures that are not consumer product exposures or occupational exposures are environmental exposures.

(g) "Food" has the same meaning as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 109935 and includes "dietary supplements" as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 10200.

(h) "Knowingly" has the same meaning as defined in Article 1, section 25102(n).

(i) "Label" means a display of written, printed or graphic material that is printed on or affixed to a product or its immediate container or wrapper.

(j) "Labeling" means any written, printed, graphic, or electronically provided communication that accompanies a product, such as a package insert.

(k) "Occupational exposure" means an exposure to any employee at his or her place of employment.

(l) "Retail seller" means a person or business that sells or otherwise provides consumer products directly to consumers by any means, including via the internet. For purposes of this article, a retail seller includes those functions of a business involved in the sale of consumer products, including foods, directly to consumers, even if the business or facility is primarily devoted to non-retail activities.

(m) "Sign" means a physical presentation of written, printed, graphic, or electronically provided communication, including shelf signs, other than a label or labeling, posted in a conspicuous manner that is associated with the exposure for which the warning is being provided under the Act and is clearly visible under all lighting conditions normally encountered during business hours and under such conditions as to make it likely to be seen, read, and understood by an ordinary person.

(1. New section filed 8-30-2016; operative 8-30-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(2) (Register 2016, No. 36). 2. Amendment of subsections (b), (i), (j) and (m) filed 11-20-2017; operative 8-30-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(2) (Register 2017, No. 47).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 25249.12, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25249.6 and 25249.11, Health and Safety Code.

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