TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-25
Pesticide Control

SECTION 23-25-5


§ 23-25-5 Misbranded.

The term "misbranded" applies:

(1) To any pesticide or device designated under § 23-25-9(b)(4):

(i) If its labeling bears any statement, design, or graphic representation relative to it or to its ingredients which is false or misleading in any particular;

(ii) If it is an imitation of or is distributed under the name of another pesticide;

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

(2) To any pesticide:

(i) If the labeling does not contain a statement of the EPA use classification under which the product is registered;

(ii) If the labeling accompanying it does not contain directions for use which are necessary for effecting the purpose for which the product is intended and, if complied with, together with any requirements imposed under § 3(d) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. § 136a(d), are not adequate to protect health and the environment;

(iii) If the label does not bear:

(A) Name, brand, or trademark under which the pesticide is distributed;

(B) An ingredient statement on that part of the immediate container (and on the outside container and wrapper of the retail package, if there is one, through which the ingredient statement on the immediate container cannot be clearly read) which is presented or displayed under customary conditions of purchase; provided, that the ingredient statement may appear prominently on another part of the container, as permitted pursuant to § 2(q)(2)(A) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. § 136(q)(2)(A), if the size or form of the container makes it impracticable to place it on the part of the retail package which is presented or displayed under customary conditions of purchase;

(C) A warning or caution statement which may be necessary and which, if complied with together with any requirements imposed under § 3(d) of FIFRA, 7 U.S.C. § 136a(d), would be inadequate to protect the health and environment;

(D) The net weight or measure of the content;

(E) The name and address of the manufacturer, registrant, or person for whom manufactured; and

(F) The EPA registration number assigned to each establishment in which it was produced and the EPA registration number assigned to the pesticide, if required by regulations under FIFRA.

(iv) If the pesticide contains any substance or substances in quantities highly toxic to humans, unless the label bears, in addition to other label requirements:

(A) The skull and crossbones;

(B) The word "POISON" in red prominently displayed on a background of distinctly contrasting color; and

(C) A statement of a practical treatment (first aid or otherwise) in case of poisoning by the pesticide.

(v) If the pesticide container does not bear a registered label.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 191, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-41.1-5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)