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Sale of urea-formaldehyde foam insulation; notice
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 391-i. Sale of urea-formaldehyde foam insulation; notice. 1. As
used in this section, the term "urea-formaldehyde foam insulation" shall
mean urea-formaldehyde based, foamed-in-place insulation.

2. Any person, firm or corporation which sells or installs
urea-formaldehyde foam insulation shall give written notice to the
purchaser of such insulation or the owner of the building wherein such
insulation is installed, stating as follows:

"This insulation is urea-formaldehyde based and may emit formaldehyde.
After installation of this product, some people have experienced adverse
physical effects from formaldehyde emissions, including unpleasant odor,
watery eyes, and nose and throat irritations. These conditions may be
alleviated by introducing fresh air into the building. Exposure to
urea-formaldehyde foam insulation is not recommended for persons who
have been previously sensitized to formaldehyde, or who have a history
of respiratory problems. Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation is not
recommended for use in attics, below grade or wall cavities deeper than
six inches. Urea-formaldehyde foam is not recommended unless the
outside vertical walls have an air source.

To cancel the sale, you must notify the company in writing anytime
before midnight of the third business day after the contract date. No
explanation is necessary for cancellation."

3. Such notice shall be printed or written in a size equal to at least
ten point type and be placed at the beginning of any sales contract.

4. Violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty
of not more than two hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and not
more than one thousand dollars for each subsequent offense.