Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) contain data about the properties of a product. While MSDS contain information helpful for consumers, their primary audience is not consumers, but employees who work with hazardous materials. Employers are required to have a MSDS in the workplace for each hazardous material employees work with. If Company A sells a product to Company B, and the employees of Company B will be working with the product, then Company A is required to provide a MSDS for the product to Company B.
There is no requirement for a retail outlet to provide a MSDS for products they sell to consumers.
General information about MSDS can be found on Wikipedia.
Consumers who want a MSDS for a product have several options, listed below in the order they should be tried:
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