The FDA Proposes New rules for Indoor Tanning Devices


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued (18 December 2015) proposed rules ‎to prevent the use of sunlamp products (indoor tanning beds).


According to the proposed rules, the use of sunlamp products should be restricted to individuals 18 and older. Additionally, users would have to sign a risk acknowledgement certification.


The agency also is proposing to require manufacturers and indoor tanning facilities to take actions to improve the safety of indoor tanning such as making more prominent warnings on the devices and requiring an emergency shut off switch.