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Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act

TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 63 - LEAD-BASED PAINT POISONING PREVENTION

SUBCHAPTER IV - PROHIBITION AGAINST FUTURE USE OF LEAD-BASED PAINT

Prohibition by Secretary of Health and Human Services in application to cooking, drinking, or eating utensils

ยง4831. Use of lead-based paint

  • (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall take such steps and impose such conditions as may be necessary or appropriate to prohibit the application of lead-based paint to any cooking utensil, drinking utensil, or eating utensil manufactured and distributed after January 13, 1971.
  • (b) Prohibition by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of use in residential structures constructed or rehabilitated by Federal Government or with Federal assistance The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall take steps and impose such conditions as may be necessary or appropriate to prohibit the use of lead-based paint in residential structures constructed or rehabilitated by the Federal Government, or with Federal assistance in any form after January 13, 1971.
  • (c) Prohibition by Consumer Product Safety Commission in application to toys or furniture articles The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall take such steps and impose such conditions as may be necessary or appropriate to prohibit the application of lead-based paint to any toy or furniture article.