Quick-Freeze Spray Rule

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The Federal Trade Commission has proposed to repeal a rule requiring safety warnings on quick freeze aerosol spray products used for frosting cocktail glasses because the principal ingredient has been banned. The FTC is seeking public comments on the proposal for 30 days, until June 22.

The Quick-Freeze Spray Rule, adopted by the Commission in 1969, requires a clear and conspicuous warning that misuse of aerosol spray products used for frosting beverage glasses could cause death or injury.

As part of its continuing review of its trade regulation rules, the Commission tentatively has determined that spray glass frosting products are no longer produced and that they are banned by the Clean Air Act from being reintroduced into the market place. Therefore, the Commission proposes to repeal the rule.

Members of the public are invited to comment on any issues or concerns they believe are relevant to the Commission's review of the Quick-Freeze Spray Rule. Comments should be identified as "16 CFR Part 417 " and addressed to the FTC, Office of the Secretary, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.

The Commission vote to publish the advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register was 5-0.

Copies of the rule and of today's Federal Register notice are available from the FTC's Public Reference Branch, Room 130, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.

(FTC Matter No. P924214)                                                          

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