TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.2
Flammable Fabrics

SECTION 23-24.2-8


§ 23-24.2-8 Guaranty.

(a)(1) No person shall be subject to prosecution under § 23-24.2-7 for a violation of § 23-24.2-3 if that person:

(i) Establishes a guaranty received in good faith, signed by and containing the name and address of the person by whom the product, fabric, or related material guaranteed was manufactured or from whom it was received, to the effect that reasonable and representative tests made in accordance with standards issued or amended under the provisions of § 23-24.2-4 show that the fabric or related material covered by the guaranty, or used in the product covered by the guaranty, conforms with applicable flammability standards issued or amended under the provisions of § 23-24.2-4; and

(ii) Has not, by further processing, affected the flammability of the fabric, related material, or product covered by the guaranty which he or she received.

(2) The guaranty shall be either:

(i) A separate guaranty specifically designating the product, fabric, or related material guaranteed, in which case it may be on the invoice or other paper relating to that product, fabric, or related material;

(ii) A continuing guaranty given by the seller to the buyer applicable to any product, fabric, or related material sold or to be sold to the buyer by the seller in a form as the consumer protection unit of the department of attorney general by rules and regulations may prescribe; or

(iii) A continuing guaranty filed with the consumer protection unit of the department of attorney general applicable to any product, fabric, or related material handled by a guarantor, in any form as the consumer protection unit of the department of attorney general by rules or regulations may prescribe.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to furnish, with respect to any product, fabric, or related material, a false guaranty (except a person relying upon a guaranty to the same effect received in good faith signed by and containing the name and address of the person by whom the product, fabric or related material guaranteed was manufactured or from whom it was received) with reason to believe the product, fabric, or related material falsely guaranteed may be introduced, sold, or transported in commerce, and any person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of an unfair method of competition and an unfair or deceptive act or practice in commerce within the meaning of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, chapter 13.1 of title 6.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-38.3-8; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)