The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a final order, effective  September 2, 2014, reclassifying sunlamp products such as tanning beds and  booths, and ultraviolet (UV) lamps, from low-risk (class I) to moderate-risk  (class II) devices.

Aimed at reducing rising rates of skin cancer purportedly linked to the  radiation-emitting devices, the order will also require sunlamp products  to bear warnings explicitly stating that the product should not be used by  people younger than age 18. In addition, manufacturers must (i) provide  warnings in marketing materials, such as pamphlets, catalogs and Websites,  about cancer risks and caution that the devices should not be used by people  who have had skin cancer or have a family history of the disease; and (ii)  conduct premarket testing to show that products meet “certain performance  requirements and address certain product design characteristics.” See Federal  Register, June 2, 2014.