Title: Section 12.12 - Warning label required on certain plastic material

Effective Date

08/03/1972

12.12 Warning label required on certain plastic material. (a) Warning statement required. No person shall sell, offer for sale, or deliver, or offer for delivery, or give away any plastic bag or partial plastic bag intended for domestic or household use, or for packaging articles intended for domestic or household use, or which is so designed or decorated as to encourage its use as a toy, the length and width of which when added together totals 25 inches or more and the opening side of which is seven inches or more and the material of which is less than one mil (1/1,000 of an inch) in thickness; unless such plastic bag bears the following warning statement, or a warning statement which the Commissioner of Health has approved as the equivalent thereof:

"WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this plastic bag away from babies and children. Do not use this bag in cribs, beds, carriages or play pens."

(b) Placement, printing of label. Such warning statement shall be imprinted in a prominent place on the plastic bag or shall appear on a label securely attached to the bag in a prominent place, and shall be printed in legible type which shall be contrasted by typography, layout or color from the contents of the bag and from other printed matter on the bag, if any.

(c) Size of print of label. The size of the print of such statement shall be as follows:

Total length and width of the bag Size of print

60 inches or more At least 24 point

40 inches to, but not including, 60 inches " " 18 "

30 inches to, but not including, 40 inches " " 14 "

25 inches to, but not including, 30 inches " " 10 "

Volume

VOLUME A (Title 10)

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