CA Health & Safety Code Section 108755

As used in this chapter:


“Household” means any product used under any of the following circumstances:


Directly on humans or pets.


In, on, or around any structure, vehicle, article, surface, or area associated with the household, including, but not limited to, nonagricultural outbuildings, noncommercial greenhouses, pleasure boats, and recreational vehicles.


In or around any preschool or day care facility.


“Liquid” means a liquid preparation that flows readily in its natural state at room temperature containing one or more soluble chemical substances usually dissolved in water or other solvents. “Solvent” includes, but is not limited to, aqueous acids (acetic, hydrochloric, and nitric acids) and nonaqueous solutions (spirits, liniments).


“Toxic household product” means any substance or mixture of substances that are customarily produced or distributed for sale for use in or about the household, or are customarily stored by individuals in or about the household, and the substance or mixture of substances have the capacity to produce significant personal injury or illness to humans when orally ingested in moderate amounts. “Toxic household product” shall not include any of the following:


Products that contain hydrocarbons in which the only known toxicity is through lung aspiration of minute amounts and not absorption through the stomach.


Products that are intended for use in or around the mouth or are reasonably expected to be used orally or ingested.


Economic poisons packaged in containers of more than one gallon liquid or more than 10 pounds dry weight.


With the exception of products containing 2.5 percent or more by weight camphor in liquid formulations, any drug, as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. 301 et seq.) and the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law (Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875)).


Products that, immediately upon ingestion, cause severe damage or irritation to the mouth or tongue, or are fatal upon a single taste.


Products packaged in pressurized aerosol containers.


Products containing ethylene glycol that are described in paragraphs (7), (9), and (38) of subdivision (a) of Section 1500.83 of Part 1500 of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 108755’s source at ca​.gov