Title 21
Food and Drugs

Chapter 31
Rhode Island Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-31-18

§ 21-31-18. Misbranded cosmetics.

A cosmetic shall be deemed to be misbranded:

(1) If its labeling is false or misleading in any way.

(2) If in package form unless it bears a label containing: (i) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; and (ii) an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count; provided, that under paragraph (ii) of this subdivision reasonable variations shall be permitted, and exemptions as to small packages shall be established by regulations prescribed by the director of health.

(3) If any word, statement, or other information required by or under authority of this chapter to appear on the label or labeling is not prominently placed on it with such conspicuousness (as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices in the labeling) and in such terms as to render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use.

(4) If its container is made, formed, or filled as to be misleading.

(5) If its packaging or labeling is in violation of an applicable regulation issued pursuant to § 23-24.1-3 or 23-24.1-4 of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

History of Section.
P.L. 1959, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 4.