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Hydrocarbons

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Child-resistant packaging for products containing 10% or more hydrocarbons by weight with a viscosity of less than 100 SUS at 100[degrees]F recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a proposed rule published in the Jan. 3 Federal Register. As expected, the proposal includes most baby oils, some bath and suntan oils, free-flowing makeup removers and nail/cuticle conditioners. Makeup remover pads and aerosol spray cans are exempt. CSPC is developing a plan to collect safety data on cosmetics containing mineral oil to determine whether such products should be included in the final reg (1"The Rose Sheet" Dec. 13, 1999, In Brief)

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