Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act

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Published: 2011

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Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act (Tentative translation)

The Cabinet shall enact this Cabinet Order pursuant to the provisions of Article 2, paragraph (2), Article 3, Article 25, paragraph (1), Article 64, paragraph (3), Article 82, Article 83, Article 94, Article 95, paragraph (1), item (iii), and paragraph (2), Article 96, and item (ix) of the Appended Table of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

(Specified Products)

Article 1 The specified products set forth in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be as listed in Appended Table 1.

(Special Specified Products)

Article 2 The special specified products set forth in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the Act shall be as listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 2.

(Specified Maintenance Products)

Article 3 The specified maintenance products set forth in Article 2, paragraph (iv) of the Act shall be as listed in Appended Table 3.

(Accidents Excluded from Consideration as Product Accidents)

Article 4 The accidents provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 2, paragraph (5) of the Act shall be accidents where there is danger from food sanitation resulting from the apparatuses provided for in Article 4, paragraph (4) of the Food Sanitation Act (Act No. 233 of 1947), containers and packaging provided for in paragraph (5) of said Article, or toys provided for in Article 62, paragraph (1) of said Act.

(Requirements for Serious Product Accidents)

Article 5 The requirements provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 2, paragraph (6) of the Act shall be any of the following:

(i) any of the following dangers is present, affecting the lives or bodies of general consumers;

(a) death;

(b) injury or disease for which treatment requires no less than 30 days or which causes physical disability provided for by Cabinet Office Ordinance when the injury or disease is cured (including when relevant symptoms become fixed); or

(c) carbon monoxide poisoning; or

(ii) the occurrence of a fire.

(Other Acts Which May Provide for Standards or Requirements)

Article 6 Other acts provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be as provided for respectively in the following items in accordance with the classification of the specified products listed in those items:

(i) specified products listed in item (i) of Appended Table 1: the Food Sanitation Act and the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act (Act No. 234 of 1961); and

(ii) specified products listed in items (vi) and (ix) of Appended Table 1: the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act.

(Transitional Period for Preservation of a Certificate)

Article 7 The period provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in the proviso to Article 12, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be as listed respectively in the right-hand column of Appended Table 2 for each special specified product listed in the left-hand column of said table.

(Valid Period of Registration of a Conformity Inspection Body)

Article 8 The period as prescribed by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 19, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be three years.

(Bearing of Expenses Required for Inspection at the Office, etc. of an Overseas Registered Conformity Inspection Body)

Article 9 The expenses provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 31, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be of an amount equivalent to the amount of travel expenses required for the ministry officials set forth in paragraph (1), item (viii) of said Article (where the competent minister directs the Independent Administrative Agency National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (hereinafter referred to as "NITE") to conduct the inspection pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, the officials of NITE) to make an official trip to the location of the office or place of business subject to the inspection set forth in said item for conducting the inspection. In this case, necessary details for the calculation of the amount of the travel expenses shall be provided for by the Ordinance of the competent ministry.

(Other Acts Which Should Prevent the Occurrence and Increase of Danger Caused by Serious Product Accidents)

Article 10 Other acts provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 35, paragraph (4) of the Act shall be the Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances (Act No. 112 of 1973).

(Provisions of Other Acts Which May Order Recall and Other Measures)

Article 11 The provisions of other acts provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 39, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be the following:

(i) Article 54 of the Food Sanitation Act;

(ii) Article 39-18 of the Gas Business Act (Act No. 51 of 1954);

(iii) Article 42-5 of the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act;

(iv) Article 65 of the Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Act No. 149 of 1967); and

(v) paragraphs of Article 6 of the Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances.

(Collection of Reports)

Article 12 (1) The matters on which the competent minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a person engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing consumer products (excluding specified products and specified maintenance products; hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) to make a report shall be matters concerning the kind, quantity, place of manufacture, storage or sale, and the main purchasers of the consumer products manufactured or imported, and concerning any danger resulting from the use of said consumer products and measures taken to prevent its recurrence, and other matters concerning the operations in manufacturing or importing the consumer products.

(2) The matters on which the competent minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a person engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing specified products (excluding specified maintenance products; hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) to make a report shall be matters concerning the kind (the type of the specified products in the case of a notifying business operator), quantity, place of manufacture, storage, or sale, the contents of the inspection record, and the main purchasers of the specified products manufactured or imported, and concerning any danger resulting from the use of said specified products and measures taken to prevent its recurrence, and other matters concerning the operations in manufacturing or importing the specified products (including matters concerning the measures set forth in Article 6, item (iv) of the Act in the case of a notifying business operator).

(3) The matters on which the competent minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a person engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing specified maintenance products to make a report shall be matters concerning the type, quantity, place of manufacture, storage, or sale, and the establishment of the design standard use period or the inspection period of the specified maintenance products manufactured or imported, matters concerning the labeling of products or a document or owner form to be attached to products, matters concerning the management of owner information, matters concerning notice of inspection notice matters, matters concerning the conduct of an inspection, matters concerning the development of the system necessary to properly conduct an inspection or any other maintenance, matters concerning the main purchasers, and concerning any danger resulting from the use of said specified maintenance products and measures taken to prevent its recurrence, and other matters concerning the operations in manufacturing or importing the specified maintenance products.

(4) The matters on which the competent minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a person engaging in the business of selling consumer products (excluding specified maintenance products; hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) to make a report shall be matters concerning the kind, quantity, place of storage or sale, the supplier, and the main purchasers of the consumer products sold, and other matters concerning the operations in selling the consumer products.

(5) The matters on which the competent minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a business operator transacting specified maintenance products to make a report shall be matters concerning the kind, quantity, place of storage or transaction of, and the transaction partners with regard to the specified maintenance products transacted, matters concerning explanation upon delivery, and other matters concerning the operations in transacting the specified maintenance products.

(6) The matters on which the Prime Minister may direct, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (3) of the Act, a person engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing consumer products to make a report shall be matters concerning the kind, quantity, place of manufacture, storage or sale, and the main purchasers of the consumer products manufactured or imported, and concerning any danger resulting from the use of said consumer products and measures taken to prevent its recurrence, and other matters concerning the operations in manufacturing or importing the consumer products.

(Competent Minister and Ordinance of the Competent Ministry)

Article 13 (1) The competent minister for the matters provided for in Article 54, paragraph (1), item (iii) of the Act (excluding matters concerning the collection of information under the provisions of Article 33 of the Act, the receipt of a notice under the provisions of Article 35, paragraph (3) of the Act, the consultation under the provisions of Article 36, paragraph (2) of the Act and the investigation under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, the consultation under the provisions of Article 37, paragraph (2) of the Act and the request under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, and the order under the provisions of Article 39, paragraph (1) of the Act) and the matters provided for in Article 54, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act (excluding matters concerning the recommendation under the provisions of Article 32-6, paragraph (1) of the Act and the publication under the provisions of paragraph (2) of said Article, and the collection of information under the provisions of Article 32-21, paragraph (1) of the Act) shall be the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(2) The competent minister for the recommendation under the provisions of Article 32-6, paragraph (1) of the Act and the publication under the provisions of paragraph (2) of said Article shall be the minister having jurisdiction over the business in which the business operator transacting specified maintenance products engages.

(3) The competent minister for matters concerning the collection of information under the provisions of Article 32-21, paragraph (1) of the Act and matters concerning the collection of information under the provisions of Article 33 of the Act, the receipt of a notice under the provisions of Article 35, paragraph (3) of the Act, the consultation under the provisions of Article 36, paragraph (2) of the Act and the investigation under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, the consultation under the provisions of Article 37, paragraph (2) of the Act and the request under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, and the order under the provisions of Article 39, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be the minister having jurisdiction over the business of manufacturing or importing the respective consumer products with regard to persons engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing consumer products pertaining to said collection of information, receipt of a notice, consultation, investigation, request and order.

(4) The competent minister for matters concerning the collection of reports under the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act and the on-site inspection under the provisions of Article 41, paragraph (1) of the Act and matters concerning the receipt of a declaration under the provisions of Article 52, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be as follows:

(i) with respect to persons engaging in the business of manufacturing, importing or selling consumer products pertaining to said collection of reports, on-site inspection and receipt of a declaration: the minister having jurisdiction over the business of manufacturing, importing or selling respective consumer products; and

(ii) with respect to business operators transacting specified maintenance products pertaining to said collection of reports, on-site inspection and receipt of a declaration: the minister having jurisdiction over the business of said business operators transacting specified maintenance products.

(5) The competent minister for matters concerning the collection of reports under the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (2) of the Act and the on-site inspection under the provisions of Article 41, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(6) The Ordinance of the competent ministry for the matters provided for in Article 54, paragraph (1), item (iii) of the Act (excluding matters concerning the receipt of a notice under the provisions of Article 35, paragraph (3) of the Act, the consultation under the provisions of Article 36, paragraph (2) of the Act and the investigation under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, the consultation under the provisions of Article 37, paragraph (2) of the Act and the request under the provisions of paragraph (3) of said Article, and the order under the provisions of Article 39, paragraph (1) of the Act) and the matters provided for in Article 54, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act (excluding matters concerning the recommendation under the provisions of Article 32-6, paragraph (1) of the Act and the publication under the provisions of paragraph (2) of said Article, and the collection of information under the provisions of Article 32-21, paragraph (1) of the Act) shall be an order issued by the competent minister provided for in paragraph (1).

(Affairs Administered by the Prefectural Government)

Article 14 (1) The affairs that belong to the authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as provided for in Article 40, paragraph (1), Article 41, paragraph (1), and Article 42, paragraph (1) of the Act which is related to persons engaging in the business of selling specified products or business operators transacting specified maintenance products shall be performed by a prefectural governor having jurisdiction over the location of their offices, workplaces, stores or warehouses; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from performing such affairs in person.

(2) A prefectural governor who has performed the affairs provided for in the preceding paragraph pursuant to the provisions of said paragraph shall report to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry the results thereof pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(3) In the case set forth in the main clause of paragraph (1), the provisions on the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pertaining to the affairs provided for in the main clause of said paragraph in the Act shall apply to the prefectural governor as provisions on the prefectural governor.

(Authority Which Is Not Delegated to the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs)

Article 15 The authority provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 56, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be the authority to make a request under the provisions of Article 41, paragraph (6) of the Act.

(Affairs for Which the Competent Minister May Give Instructions)

Article 16 The affairs provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 57 of the Act shall be the affairs to be performed by a prefectural governor pursuant to the provisions of Article 14, paragraph (1) (excluding those related to business operators transacting specified maintenance products).

(Delegation of Authority)

Article 17 (1) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (2), item (i) of the Act which is related to persons whose factories or workplaces pertaining to the business of manufacturing specified products are located within the jurisdictional district of only one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be exercised by the Director of said Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(2) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (2), item (i) of the Act which is related to persons whose offices, workplaces, stores or warehouses pertaining to the business of importing or selling specified products are located within the jurisdictional district of only one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be exercised by the Director of said Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(3) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 6, Article 7, paragraph (2), Articles 8 through 10, and Article 11, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act which is related to notifying business operators whose factories or workplaces pertaining to the business of manufacturing specified products that belong to one classification of notification (meaning the classification of specified products provided for by the Ordinance of the competent ministry as provided for in Article 6 of the Act; the same shall apply in the following paragraph) are located within the jurisdictional district of only one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be exercised by the Director of said Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(4) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 6, Article 7, paragraph (2), Articles 8 through 10, and Article 11, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act which is related to notifying business operators whose offices, workplaces, stores or warehouses pertaining to the business of importing specified products that belong to one classification of notification are located within the jurisdictional district of only one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be exercised by the Director of said Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(5) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Articles 14 and 15 of the Act shall be exercised by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry having jurisdiction over the location of offices, factories, workplaces, stores or warehouses of the notifying business operator; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising such authority in person.

(6) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 32-2 of the Act shall be exercised by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry having jurisdiction over the location of the head office or principal office of the specified manufacturer, etc.

(7) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Articles 32-16 and 32-20 of the Act shall be exercised by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry having jurisdiction over the location of the head office or principal office of the specified manufacturer, etc.; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising such authority in person.

(8) The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1), Article 41, paragraph (1), and Article 42, paragraph (1) of the Act which is related to persons engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing consumer products shall be exercised by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry having jurisdiction over the location of their offices, factories, workplaces, stores or warehouses; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising such authority in person.

(Products Excluded from Consideration as Consumer Products)

Article 18 Other acts provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in item (ix) of the Appended Table of the Act shall be as listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 4, and the products provided for by Cabinet Order set forth in said item shall be as listed in the right-hand column of Appended Table 4 respectively for each act listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 4.

Supplementary Provisions [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

(4) With regard to consumer products listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 1 and specified products provided for in the preceding paragraph, which have been sold to general consumers prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions of Article 82 of the Act shall apply while the term "specified products" in said Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "specified products which have been sold under the proviso to Article 4."

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 335 of September 26, 1974] [Cabinet Order No. 335 of September 26, 1974]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of October 1, 1974.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 176 of June 5, 1975] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

(4) With regard to the application of the provisions of Article 82 of the Act to consumer products listed in the left-hand column of rows 6 through 9 in Appended Table 1 of the New Order which have been sold to general consumers prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the term "consumer products (excluding specified products)" in said Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "consumer products."

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 282 of July 5, 1978] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 2 of January 6, 1983] [Cabinet Order No. 2 of January 6, 1983]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 171 of July 22, 1983] [Cabinet Order No. 171 of July 22, 1983]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act on the Partial Revision of Relevant Acts to Facilitate Acquisition of Approval of Types, etc. by Foreign Business Operators (August 1, 1983).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 258 of December 10, 1983] [Cabinet Order No. 258 of December 10, 1983]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 190 of May 30, 1986] [Cabinet Order No. 190 of May 30, 1986]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the provisions of Article 10 of the Act on the Consolidation and Rationalization of Regulations on Permissions, Approvals and Other Private Sector Activities (excluding the provision to revise the Appended Table of the Consumer Product Safety Act) (June 20, 1986).

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 263 of June 26, 1995] [Cabinet Order No. 263 of June 26, 1995]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of January 1, 1996.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) The labeling set forth in Articles 7 and 27 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (including the cases applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 32-4, paragraph (2)) which is attached to the specified products listed in the left-hand column of rows 1 through 3 and row 5 in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to revision by the provisions of Article 1, prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, shall be deemed to be the labeling set forth in Article 32-10 of said Act for three years from the day of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 96 of April 3, 1996] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of May 1, 1996.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 335 of November 21, 1997] [Cabinet Order No. 335 of November 21, 1997]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 385 of December 3, 1999] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of April 1, 2000.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 136 of March 29, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of October 1, 2000.

(Transitional Measures for Enforcement of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act)

Article 10 (1) In addition to cases where the provisions then in force remain applicable pursuant to the provisions of the following paragraph, with regard to the first-class specified products listed in item (ii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to revision by the provisions of Article 3, to which labeling under the provisions of Article 27 of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to revision by the provisions of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Old Consumer Product Safety Act" in this Article), as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 32-4, paragraph (2) of the Old Consumer Product Safety Act, is attached, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable until the day of the expiration of three years from the day of the enforcement of the provisions of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) and Article 5 of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by the provisions of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act (referred to as the "New Consumer Product Safety Act" in the following paragraph).

(2) With regard to the sale or labeling of the first-class specified products listed in item (ii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to revision by the provisions of Article 3, which are subject to approval of the type under the provisions of Article 32-4, paragraph (1) of the Old Consumer Products Safety Act, which is in effect at the time of the enforcement of the provisions of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act (including approval of the type obtained by deeming that the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) or (3) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act (limited to the approval for a foreign registered manufacturer set forth in Article 32-2 of the Old Consumer Products Safety Act)), the provisions then in force shall remain applicable until the day of the expiration of three years from the day of the enforcement of the provisions of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Rationalization Act or the day of the expiration of 10 years from the day of said approval, whichever comes earlier, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) and Article 5 of the New Consumer Products Safety Act.

(Transitional Measures Concerning Penal Provisions)

Article 12 With regard to the application of penal provisions to acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order and acts committed after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order in the case where the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the provisions of these Supplementary Provisions, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 311 of June 7, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Cabinet Act (Act No. 88 of 1999) (January 6, 2001).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 333 of June 7, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order (excluding Article 1) shall come into effect as of April 1, 2001.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 434 of September 22, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of October 1, 2000; provided, however, that the provisions of Articles 1 (limited to the part pertaining to item (i)) through 3 and Article 5, the provision to revise Article 3 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act in Article 10, and the provisions of Article 12 shall come into effect as of April 1, 2001.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 14 of January 31, 2001] [Cabinet Order No. 14 of January 31, 2001]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 A person engaging in the business of manufacturing, importing or selling the specified products listed in item (v) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as "additional specified products") may sell or display for the purpose of selling such additional specified products without labeling them under the provisions of Article 13 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") for one month from the day of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Act.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 225 of May 16, 2003] [Cabinet Order No. 225 of May 16, 2003]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of August 1, 2003; provided, however, that the provisions of paragraph (2) of the following Article shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) A person engaging in the business of manufacturing, importing or selling the specified products listed in item (vi) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as "additional specified products") may sell or display for the purpose of selling such additional specified products without labeling them under the provisions of Article 13 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") for three months from the day of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Act.

(2) A person who intends to obtain a certification or approval as set forth in Article 12, paragraph (1) of the Act for additional specified products may file an application for certification or approval prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order. The same shall apply to the notification of the business regulations under the provisions of Article 22, paragraph (1) of the Act (including the cases applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29, paragraph (2) of the Act).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 505 of December 10, 2003] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the provisions listed in Article 1, item (iii) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Food Sanitation Act, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Revision Act") (February 27, 2004).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 526 of December 17, 2003] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act on the Development of Acts Related to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to Promote Reform of Public Interest Corporations (March 1, 2004).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 37 of February 28, 2007] [Cabinet Order No. 37 of February 28, 2007]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Consumer Product Safety Act (May 14, 2007).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 70 of March 26, 2008] [Cabinet Order No. 70 of March 26, 2008]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Consumer Product Safety Act (April 1, 2009).

(Transitional Measures Concerning Specified Products)

Article 2 A person engaging in the business of manufacturing, importing or selling the specified products listed in items (vii) through (ix) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as "additional specified products") may sell or display for the purpose of selling such additional specified products without labeling them under the provisions of Article 13 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") for two years from the day of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Act.

(Transitional Measures Concerning Specified Maintenance Products)

Article 3 (1) With regard to the application of Article 32-2 of the Act to a person engaging in the business of manufacturing or importing specified maintenance products listed in Appended Table 3 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by this Cabinet Order at the time of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the term "starting date of the business" in paragraph (1) of said Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "day of the enforcement of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Consumer Product Safety Act (Act No. 117 of 2007)."

(2) The provisions of Articles 32-2 through 32-17 of the Act shall not apply to specified maintenance products set forth in the preceding paragraph which have been manufactured or imported prior to the enforcement of these provisions.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 217 of August 14, 2009] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of the enforcement of the Act for Establishment of the Consumer Affairs Agency and the Consumer Commission (September 1, 2009).

(Transitional Measures Concerning Penal Provisions)

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 223 of November 10, 2010] [Cabinet Order No. 223 of November 10, 2010]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of December 27, 2010; provided, however, that the provisions of paragraph (2) of the following Article shall come into effect as of the day of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) A person engaging in the business of manufacturing, importing or selling the specified products listed in item (x) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act revised by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as "additional specified products") may sell or display for the purpose of selling such additional specified products without labeling them under the provisions of Article 13 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") for nine months from the day of the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Act.

(2) A person who intends to obtain a registration as set forth in Article 12, paragraph (1) of the Act for additional specified products may file an application for registration prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order. The same shall apply to the notification of the business regulations under the provisions of Article 22, paragraph (1) of the Act (including the cases applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 30, paragraph (2) of the Act).

Appended Table 1 (Re: Articles 1 and 6)

(i) Autoclaves and pressure cookers for household use (limited to those with an inner volume of not more than 10 liters which are designed to be used under a gauge pressure of not less than 9.8 kilopascals)

(ii) Riding helmets (limited to those for riding a two-wheeled motor vehicle or motorized bicycle)

(iii) Baby beds (limited to those designed to be used for the sleeping or caring of babies up to 24 months from their birth mainly at home; excluding beds that swing)

(iv) Climbing ropes (limited to those for ensuring bodily safety)

(v) Portable laser application devices (limited to those designed to display characters or figures by emitting a laser beam (limited to a visible beam) outside)

(vi) Hot water circulators for baths (limited to those designed to be used mainly at home; excluding those where the water suction port and jetting port are united in terms of structure and which circulate water exclusively for heating and those of which the maximum flow of water that can be circulated is less than 10 liters per minute)

(vii) Oil water heaters (limited to those of which the amount of consumed kerosene is not more than 70 kilowatts and of which the heat exchanger capacity is not more than 50 liters; the same shall apply hereinafter)

(viii) Oil bath boilers (limited to those of which the amount of consumed kerosene is not more than 39 kilowatts; the same shall apply hereinafter)

(ix) Oil heaters (limited to those of which the amount of consumed kerosene is not more than 12 kilowatts [7 kilowatts in the case of an open combustion type oil heater which is a natural draft type])

(x) Lighters (including apparatuses that light things other than tobacco; limited to those for household use with an integral fuel container where the whole or part of the container is made of plastic)

Appended Table 2 (Re: Articles 2 and 7)

|(i) Baby beds (limited to those designed to be used for the sleeping or caring of babies up to 24 months from their birth mainly at home; excluding beds that swing)|Ten years|

|(ii) Portable laser application devices (limited to those designed to display characters or figures by emitting a laser beam [limited to a visible beam] outside)|Three years|

|(iii) Hot water circulators for baths (limited to those designed to be used mainly at home; excluding those where the water suction port and jetting port are united in terms of structure and which circulate water exclusively for heating and those where the maximum flow of water that can be circulated is less than 10 liters per minute)|Three years|

|(iv) Lighters (including apparatuses that light things other than tobacco; limited to those for household use with an integral fuel container where the whole or part of the container is made of plastic)|Three years|

Appended Table 3 (Re: Article 3)

(i) Instantaneous gas water heaters listed in item (i) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 68 of 1954) (excluding outdoor type heaters (meaning those that are installed outdoors and have a structure that is resistant to the effects of wind and rain; the same shall apply hereinafter))

(ii) Instantaneous liquefied petroleum gas water heaters listed in item (iii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cabinet Order No. 14 of 1968) (excluding outdoor type heaters)

(iii) Oil water heaters

(iv) Bath boilers with the gas burner listed in item (iii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (excluding outdoor type bath boilers)

(v) Bath boilers with the liquefied petroleum gas burner listed in item (v) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (excluding outdoor type bath boilers)

(vi) Oil bath boilers

(vii) Electric dishwashers listed in item (viii), 27 of Appended Table 2 of the Order for Enforcement of the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act (Cabinet Order No. 324 of 1962) (limited to those designed to be built in integrated kitchen systems (meaning products which are manufactured in the form where a kitchen sink, kitchen counter, cupboards, and other apparatuses or facilities necessary for cooking food are integrated) which use electricity as the source of heat)

(viii) Hot air heaters listed in item (viii), 48 of Appended Table 2 of the Order for Enforcement of the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act (limited to enclosed combustion types of which the amount of consumed kerosene is not more than 12 kilowatts)

(ix) Electric dryers listed in item (viii), 60 of Appended Table 2 of the Order for Enforcement of the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act (limited to those for use in bathrooms which have an electric heating device)

Appended Table 4 (Re: Article 18)

|(i) Ship Safety Act (Act No. 11 of 1933)|Items pertaining to the matters listed in the items of Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Ship Safety Act|

|(ii) Road Trucking Vehicle Act (Act No. 185 of 1951)|Automobile devices listed in the items of Article 41 of the Road Trucking Vehicle Act and motorized bicycle devices listed in Article 44, items (iii) through (xi) of said Act|