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Interpretation Response #05-0155 ([Sports Health Products] [Mr. Anthony Woods])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Sports Health Products

Individual Name: Mr. Anthony Woods

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jul 21, 2005


Mr. Anthony Woods                    Reference No. 05-0155
Office Manager
Sports Health Products
527 W. Windsor Road
Glendale, CA 91204

Dear Mr. Woods:

This responds to your letter requesting we confirm that your company’s product, ‘Power
Putty,” is not a hazardous material and therefore, not subject to the Hazardous Materials
Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). “Power Putty” is a silicone elastomer used in
physical therapy for hand rehabilitation. You enclosed a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Under § 173.22, it is the shipper’s responsibility to properly classify a hazardous material. This office does not normally perform that function. However, based on the information you submitted, it is the opinion of this office that “Power Putty” does not meet the definition of a hazardous material, and thus, is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility