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SECTION 389-S
Manufacture and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 25-C
§ 389-s. Manufacture and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting
products containing lead. 1. When used in this title, "seasonal and
decorative lighting product" shall mean portable, plug-connected,
temporary-use lighting products and accessories that have a nominal
120-volt input voltage rating.

(a) Lighting products within the scope of this rule are
factory-assembled with push-in, midget or miniature screw base lamp
holders connected in series or parallel, directly across the 120-volt
input.

(b) Such lighting products include, but are not limited to lighted
decorative outfits such as wired holiday string lights, pre-lit
artificial Christmas trees, plants, flowers or wreaths, stockings,
stars, candles and light sculptures.

2. On each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold
or delivered by a manufacturer or distributed within this state after
the effective date of this section that contains an electrical cord
casing in which lead is present in a quantity greater than one hundred
parts per million, there shall be printed thereon or attached thereto a
warning label.

3. Such warning label shall contain the following statement: "WARNING:
HANDLING THE COATED ELECTRICAL WIRE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY EXPOSE YOU TO
LEAD. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER USE."

4. Any manufacturer who violates this section shall be subject to a
civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for each such
violation.