Health and Safety

Bedding and Upholstered Furniture

SECTION 23-26-20

§ 23-26-20. Form of tags.

Whenever a tag is required by this chapter, it shall be approved by the director and shall be made of muslin, linen, or other material of like durability and shall be the same color stock throughout. Paper faced tags shall not be used. For designating all new material, the tag shall be white; for designating second-hand or renovated material or articles the tag shall be yellow; for designating articles or materials placed off sale by the director the tag shall be blue; and for designating articles or materials exposed to infectious or contagious disease and declared "unclean" by the director, the tag shall be red. Statements required on tags shall be legibly printed or stamped on one side only, in the English language and in letters at least one-eighth of an inch ( 1 / 8" ) in height. When the director approves a tag, a registry number shall be assigned, and the registry number shall appear on all tags attached to articles of bedding which do not contain the name and address of the manufacturer. Tags attached to mattresses or pillows shall be at least six square inches (6") in area. The director may permit smaller tags and may require larger tags for other articles. On each tag, there shall be a certification that the article complies with the requirements of law, but the tag also may state that the article complies with the laws of any other state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 820, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 23-26-20.)