I have a bottle of Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach, marketed for sale in the United States. Its label reads, in part (and with emphasis removed):
Directions for use: It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Before use, open windows and turn on fan. If vapors bother you, leave room while product is working.
(Other, similar products have a similar statement.)
- Is it really a violation of federal law to use the product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling? Suppose I didn't open windows before cleaning my bathroom: did I violate the law?
- What law? — citation, please.
- Is there a punishment prescribed if one is found guilty?