Health and Safety

Bedding and Upholstered Furniture

SECTION 23-26-17

§ 23-26-17. Sterilization of second-hand "as is" articles – Contents of tag.

No complete second-hand article of bedding, or piece of second-hand upholstered furniture, which has not been remade or renovated, shall be sold "as is" without first being sterilized by a process approved by the director of business regulation. The original tag shall be removed by the vendor who shall attach a tag stating that the article is "second-hand – contents unknown"; but this requirement shall not apply to articles sold at public auction, to the sale of antique furniture, or to a private sale from the home of the owner (not being a manufacturer or dealer in bedding) direct to the purchaser.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 820, § 3; P.L. 1945, ch. 1660, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-26-17.)