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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.145
501.145 Bedding Label Act.
(1) SHORT TITLE.This section may be cited as the Bedding Label Act.
(2) DEFINITIONS.For the purpose of this section, the term:
(a) “Bedding” means any mattress, box spring, pillow, or cushion made of leather or any other material which is or can be stuffed or filled in whole or in part with any substance or material, which can be used by any human being for sleeping or reclining purposes.
(b) “Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
(c) “Enforcing authority” means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or the Department of Legal Affairs.
(3) PROHIBITED ACTS.All bedding manufactured and sold in the state that contains any previously used materials must bear a conspicuous label notifying the consumer of that fact. The label must be at least 1 inch by 2 inches in dimension, specifically describe the used materials contained in the bedding, and declare the amount present in the bedding. The label must be stitched or otherwise firmly attached to the bedding in such a manner that it may be seen by consumers prior to purchase. Used material does not mean new components that are made from recycled material.
(4) PENALTIES.The enforcing authority may bring an action for injunctive relief against any person who violates the provisions of this section. Any person who knowingly sells bedding which contains used material that is not labeled in accordance with this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 8, ch. 94-298.
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