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Suffocation Warning Bags

Suffocation Warning Bags

Suffocation Warning Bags are used primarily in online retail fulfillment of items and general packaging. Meets the requirement for Amazon FBA and other online retailers.

Poly Bags with Suffocation Warning

  • Available in open top, resealable with vents, plus 3 different thicknesses
  • Alerts customers of potential hazards the packaging has to small children
  • Message printed in English, Spanish and French
  • Required by Amazon FBA and other retailers
  • FDA Compliant
  • See Also Polypropylene Bags

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Suffocation Warning Label Requirements & Regulations


There are no federal laws which require warning labels on plastic (poly) bags. However, some states and a few municipalities have enacted their own legislation with regard to suffocation warning labels for plastic (poly) bags.Regulations stipulate If bag thickness is 1 mil the bag's dimensions need to be considered in conjunction with labeling specifications of individual jurisdictions order establish compliance pass fail. Below are the individual state and local government requirments for that that require that a suffocation warning be printed on a poly bag.



CALIFORNIA
Suffocation labeling is required if 1) thickness is on average less than one mil, and 2) size of opening is larger than 25 square inches or a capacity of more than 125 cubic inches.

CHICAGO, IL
Suffocation labeling is required for polyethylene bags intended for household use, other than ones used for food products weighing not more than 5 pounds.

MASSACHUSETTS & NEW YORK
Suffocation labeling is required if:
1) thickness is less than one mil,
2) size of opening has a diameter of seven inches or more
3) length + width = 25 inches or more.

RHODE ISLAND
Suffocation labeling is required if:
1) thickness is less than one mil
2) size of opening is larger than 5 inches in diameter.

VIRGINIA
Suffocation labeling is required for dry cleaning bags if:
1) thickness is <1 mil="" and="" br="">2) length totals 25 inches or more.

Suffocation labeling Type Size And Placement


CALIFORNIA & RHODE ISLAND
Total length and width of:
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= or > 40 inches and < 60 inches = 18 point type minimum
= or > 60 inches = 24 point type minimum.

MASSACHUSETTS
Total length and width of:
= or > 25 inches and < 40 inches = 14 point type minimum
= or > 40 inches and < 60 inches = 18 point type minimum
= or > 60 inches = 24 point type minimum.
Suffocation label shall appear on both sides of bag. If the total length and total width is more than 40-inches (when added), the label shall be repeated at 20-inch intervals.

NEW YORK
Total length and width of:
= or > 25 inches and < 30 inches = 10 point type minimum
= or > 30 inches and < 40 inches = 14 point type minimum
= or > 40 inches and < 60 inches = 18 point type minimum
= or > 60 inches = 24 point type minimum.
VIRGINIA
36 point type minimum. (This is about 1/2”)

Suffocation Warning Language

Plastic bags in California, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia require the following warning:
“WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this plastic bag away from babies and children. Do not use this bag in cribs, beds, carriages or play pens. This bag is not a toy.”

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