Health and Safety

Bedding and Upholstered Furniture

SECTION 23-26-16

§ 23-26-16. Misleading tags – Variances allowed – Ordering articles off sale.

In the description of material used on any tag attached to an article of bedding, no term or designation intended or likely to mislead shall be used; provided, however, that where the article contains more than one material, and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter require the amount of the materials to be stated on the tag, a variance not in excess of ten percent (10%) from the amount stated on the tag shall not be deemed misleading. No variance shall be allowed for material which is described as "all pure one hundred percent (100%)" or terms of similar import. The director may order off sale, and may so tag, any article of bedding or material therefor, which is tagged with a tag bearing a misleading term, description, designation, or statement. Articles or materials placed off sale by the director shall not be sold until the articles or materials are lawfully tagged and the director has removed the "off sale" tag.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 820, § 3; P.L. 1945, ch. 1660, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-26-16; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 86.)