TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24
Hazardous Substances

SECTION 23-24-4


§ 23-24-4 Prohibited acts.

The following acts and the causing of the acts are prohibited:

(1) The introduction or delivery for introduction into intrastate commerce of any misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance;

(2) The alteration, mutilation, destruction, obliteration, or removal of the whole or any part of the label of, or the doing of any other act with respect to, a hazardous substance, if that act is done while the substance is in intrastate commerce or while the substance is held for sale (whether or not the first sale) in the state, and results in the hazardous substance being a misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance;

(3) The receipt in intrastate commerce of any misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance and the delivery or proffered delivery of them for pay or otherwise;

(4) The giving of a guarantee or undertaking referred to in § 23-24-5(b)(2) which guarantee or undertaking is false, except by a person who relied upon a guarantee or undertaking to the same effect signed by, and containing the name and address of, the person residing in the state from whom he or she received in good faith the hazardous substance;

(5) The failure to permit entry or inspection as authorized by § 23-24-11(b) or to permit access to and copying of any record as authorized by § 23-24-12;

(6) The introduction or delivery for introduction into intrastate commerce, or the receipt in intrastate commerce and subsequent delivery or proffered delivery for pay or otherwise, of a hazardous substance in a reused food, drug, or cosmetic container, or in a container which, though not a reused container, is identifiable as a food, drug, or cosmetic container by its labeling or by other identification. The reuse of a food, drug, or cosmetic container as a container for a hazardous substance shall be deemed to be an act which results in the hazardous substance being a misbranded hazardous substance. As used in this subdivision, the terms "food", "drug", and "cosmetic", shall have the same meaning as in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, chapter 31 of title 21;

(7) The use by any person to his or her own advantage, or revealing other than to the consumer protection unit or employees of the consumer protection unit or to the courts when relevant in any judicial proceeding under this chapter of any information acquired under authority of § 23-24-11 concerning any method or process which as a trade secret is entitled to protection.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 2: G.L. 1956, § 23-38.1-4; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)