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Interpretation Response #00-0269 ([Cadbury Schweppes] [Mr. William Eaton])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Cadbury Schweppes

Individual Name: Mr. William Eaton

Location State: CT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 2, 2001

Mr. William Eaton                Reference No. 00-0269
Packaging Development Engineer
Cadbury Schweppes
30 Trefoil Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Dear Mr. Eaton:

This is in response to your letter and conversations with a member of my staff asking if 13 different non-bulk combination packages your company is using may be marked with their own specification to indicate the heaviest weight and most severe packing group.

You stated the packages consist of using the same outer fiberboard box and various inner bottles made of polyethylene therephthalate or high density polyethylene up to 1-gallon in size filled with a Class 3 (flammable), PG II, or Class 8 (corrosive), PG III, material.  You also stated that, although the packaging configurations meet the conditions prescribed in Variation 1 of §178.601(g)(1), your company tested each packaging configuration and that each passed the UN performance tests.

Based on the information contained in your letter, the answer is yes.  Each tested package may be marked once to denote the most stringent tested packing group performance level and maximum gross mass.  For future reference, all tested configurations may be included on a single test report.

I hope this satisfies your request.


Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
178.601 General requirements