Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.10
Electronic Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act

SECTION 23-24.10-10

§ 23-24.10-10. Retailer responsibility.

(a) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale any covered electronic product in or for delivery into this state unless:

(1) The covered electronic product is labeled with a brand and the label is permanently affixed and readily visible;

(2) The brand is included on the list posted by the department; and

(3) The list posted by the department specifies that the manufacturer is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. All manufacturers will be considered in compliance with the requirements of this chapter for the purposes of this section until the department publishes the first listing.

(b) A retailer shall provide to a consumer at the time of the sale of a covered electronic product information from the department's website that provides details about where and how a consumer can recycle covered electronic products in Rhode Island. Information shall also be made available in printable form for Internet sales and other sales where the Internet is involved.

(c) On or after January 1, 2009, a retailer who sells or offers for sale a new covered electronic product must, before the initial offer for sale, review the department's website to determine that all new covered electronic products that the retailer is offering for sale are labeled with the manufacturer's brands that are registered with the department.

(d) A retailer is not responsible for an unlawful sale under this subdivision if the manufacturer's registration expired or was revoked and the retailer took possession of the covered electronic product prior to the expiration or revocation of the manufacturer's registration and the unlawful sale occurred within three (3) months after the expiration or revocation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 105, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 126, § 3.)