Title: Section 54.3 - Requirements.

Effective Date

05/21/1997

54.3 Requirements.

Every self-defense spray device which is purchased, possessed or used in New York State shall satisfy all of the following requirements:

(a) Every self-defense spray device shall contain oleoresin capsicum, and no other substance, as the active ingredient.

(b) The contents of every self-defense spray device shall not contain more than 0.7% by weight total capsaicinoids.

(c) The net weight of every self-defense spray device shall not exceed 0.75 ounces.

(d) Every self-defense spray device shall have a safety device.

(e) Every self-defense spray device shall be sold in a sealed, tamper-proof package.

(f) Every self-defense spray device shall not be camouflaged.

(g) Every self-defense spray device shall be accompanied by an insert or inserts which include directions for use, first aid information, safety and storage information and which shall also contain a toll free telephone number for the purpose of allowing any purchaser to call and receive additional information regarding the availability of local courses in self-defense training and safety in the use of a self-defense spray device.

(h) Every self-defense spray device shall bear the following label: "Warning: The use of this substance or device for any purpose other than self-defense is a criminal offense under the law. The contents are dangerous - use with care. This device shall not be sold by anyone other than a licensed or authorized dealer. Possession of this device by a person under the age of eighteen or by anyone who has been convicted of a felony or assault is illegal. Violators may be prosecuted under the law." This label shall appear on the self-defense spray device if the self-defense spray device does not bear the labels required by the California Penal Code pursuant to Section 12403.7(a)(5)(B) and by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuant to 16 Code of Federal Regulations Section 1500. This label shall appear on self-defense spray device packaging materials or the self-defense spray device if the self-defense spray device bears the labels required by California Penal Code pursuant to Section 12403.7(a)(5)(B) and by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuant to 16 Code of Federal Regulations Section 1500.

Volume

VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)

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