Hazardous Substances

ORS 453.055
Hazardous, banned hazardous, misbranded hazardous substances

  • declaration
  • removal from commerce


(1)

The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall declare to be a hazardous substance any substance or mixture of substances which the director finds to be within the definition of hazardous substance in ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135).

(2)

If the director finds that any hazardous substance is a misbranded hazardous substance, the director shall require such reasonable variations or labeling requirements in addition to those required by ORS 453.035 (Standards for labeling of hazardous substances) as the director finds necessary for the protection of the public health and safety. However, if the director finds that any hazardous substance cannot be labeled adequately to protect the public health and safety, or the article presents an imminent danger to the public health and safety, the director may declare the article to be a banned hazardous substance and require its removal from commerce.

(3)

If the director finds that a toy or other article intended for use by children is a hazardous substance, bears or contains a hazardous substance in a manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom the toy or other article is entrusted or presents an electrical, mechanical or thermal hazard, the director shall declare a toy or other article to be a banned hazardous substance and require its removal from commerce.

(4)

If the director finds that any hazardous substance intended, or packaged in a form suitable, for use in a household, notwithstanding cautionary labeling as required under ORS 453.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.005 to 453.135) to 453.135 (Notice required prior to institution of criminal proceedings) and 453.990 (Criminal penalties) (2), involves a degree or nature of the hazard by its presence or use in households that the protection of the public health and safety can be adequately served only by keeping the substance out of the channels of commerce, the director shall declare the hazardous substance to be a banned hazardous substance and require its removal from commerce.

(5)

Any hazardous substance intended, or packaged in a form suitable for use in the household or by children, which fails to bear a label in accordance with ORS 453.035 (Standards for labeling of hazardous substances) and the standards of the director shall be deemed to be a misbranded hazardous substance.

(6)

Any hazardous substance contained in a reused food, drug or cosmetic container is a misbranded hazardous substance. [1971 c.409 §6; 2009 c.595 §881]

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Jun. 26, 2021