Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 9. Phosphorus-Containing Household Cleaning Products


75-5-903. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Commercial establishment" means any premises used for the purpose of carrying on or exercising any trade, business, profession, vocation, or commercial or charitable activity, including but not limited to laundries, hospitals, hotels, motels, and food or restaurant establishments.

(2) (a) "Household cleaning product" means any product, including but not limited to soaps and detergents, used for domestic cleaning purposes, which include but are not limited to the cleaning of fabrics, dishes, food utensils, and household premises.

(b) The term does not mean food, drugs, cosmetics, or personal care items such as toothpaste, shampoo, or hand soap.

(3) "Phosphorus" means the element phosphorus as indicated in the periodic table of elements.

(4) "Trace quantity" means an incidental amount of phosphorus that is not part of a household cleaning product formulation, that is present only as a consequence of manufacturing, and that does not exceed 0.5% of the content of the product by weight expressed as the element phosphorus.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 245, L. 2009.