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Sale of fire extinguishers
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 391-j. Sale of fire extinguishers. 1. It shall be unlawful for any
person, firm or corporation to sell or offer for sale fire extinguishers
unless the fire extinguishers offered for sale:

a. Meet the current National Fire Protection Association standards for
fire extinguishers of the model offered for sale and are labelled as
having met such standards;

b. Have been tested and approved by the Underwriters Laboratory,
Factory Mutual or other nationally accredited or accepted testing
laboratory and are labelled as having been tested and approved;

c. Have labelling securely affixed containing the following

(1) Operating instructions.

(2) The class or rating identifying kinds of fires which the
particular extinguisher is suitable to use. This information shall be
presented by use of the appropriate letter rating and pictorial marking

d. Are accompanied with an instructional manual that has information
detailing operational use, basic fire safety information, information on
how and where to have the extinguisher serviced or recharged by an
authorized dealer or refer the customer to his local fire department and
any information pertaining to checking the extinguisher's contents for
operational use by the owner.

2. A knowing violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil
penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars for a first violation and ten
thousand dollars for each succeeding violation.