US Household Product Labeling Act of 2009 (HR 3057/S 1697)

June, 2009

The Household Product Labeling Act of 2009 (HR 3057 / S 1697), introduced in June of 2009, would require any household cleaning product or similar product to bear a label on the product's container or packaging that contains a complete and accurate list of all the product's ingredients. Those without proper labeling would be treated as a misbranded hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Current federal law does not require companies to list ingredients for household products including cleaning agents, pesticides, epoxy, paint and stains. Only ingredients that pose an immediate threat must be included on the label.