(105 ILCS 135/5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 1605)
Warning labels for art or craft materials containing toxic
substances shall meet all of the following standards:
(a) The warning label shall be affixed in a conspicuous place and shall
contain the signal word "WARNING" to alert users of potential adverse health effects.
(b) The warning label shall contain information on the health
related dangers of the art or craft material, as follows:
(1) If the product contains a human carcinogen, the warning shall
contain the statement: "CANCER HAZARD! Overexposure may create cancer risk.".
(2) If the product contains a potential human carcinogen, and does not
contain a human carcinogen, the warning shall contain the statement:
"POSSIBLE CANCER HAZARD! Overexposure might create cancer risk.".
(3) The warning shall contain all of the following statements which apply:
(A) May cause sterility or damage to reproductive organs.
(B) May cause birth defects or harm to developing fetus.
(C) May be excreted in human milk causing harm to nursing infant.
(D) May cause central nervous system depression or injury.
(E) May cause numbness or weakness in the extremities.
(F) Overexposure may cause damage to (specify organ).
(G) Heating above (specify degrees) may cause hazardous decomposition products.
(4) If a product contains more than one toxic substance, or if a single
substance can cause more than one health effect, the required statements may
be combined into one warning statement.
(c) The warning label shall contain a list of ingredients which are
(d) The warning label shall contain a statement of safe use and storage
instructions, conforming to the following. The label shall contain as many
of the following risk statements as applicable:
(1) Keep out of reach of children.
(2) When using, do not eat, drink, or smoke.
(3) Wash hands after use and before eating, drinking or smoking.
(4) Keep container tightly closed.
(5) Store in well-ventilated area.
(6) Avoid contact with skin.
(7) Wear protective clothing (specify type).
(8) Wear NIOSH certified masks for dust, mists, or fumes.
(9) Wear NIOSH certified respirator with appropriate cartridge for (specify type).
(10) Wear NIOSH certified supplied-air respirator.
(11) Use window exhaust fan to remove vapors and assure adequate
ventilation (specify explosion-proof if necessary).
(12) Use local exhaust hood (specify type).
(13) Do not heat above (specify degrees) without adequate ventilation.
(14) Do not use/mix with (specify material).
(e) The warning label shall contain a statement on where to obtain more
information, such as: "Call your local poison control center for more
(f) The warning label, or any other label on the substance, shall
contain the name and address of the manufacturer or repackager.
(g) If all of the above information cannot fit on the package label, a
package insert shall be required to convey all the necessary information to
the consumer. In this event, the label shall contain a statement to refer
to the package insert, such as "CAUTION: See package insert
before use.". The language of the insert shall be nontechnical and
nonpromotional in tone and content.
(h) Art or craft material offered for sale in containers which contain
less than one fluid ounce or one ounce net weight shall be deemed to comply
with this Section if there is affixed thereon a precautionary label that
includes the words "USE WITH CAUTION: Contains Toxic Substances", and a
list of potentially harmful or sensitizing ingredients.
(i) An art or craft material shall be considered to be in compliance with
the labeling requirements of this Act if the art or craft material complies
with labeling standard D 4236 of the American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM), or latest revision thereof unless the Department determines that the
label on an art or craft material does not satisfy the purposes of this Act.
(j) Nothing in this Act shall require or prohibit the labeling of any
art or craft material containing toxic substances prior to June 1, 1986.
(Source: P.A. 84-725.)