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SECTION 399-II
Furniture tip restraint device
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
* § 399-ii. Furniture tip restraint device. 1. As used in this
section:

(a) "furniture" shall mean a clothing storage unit that is
freestanding and at least twenty-seven inches in height including but
not limited to chests, dressers, armoires, and bureaus; and

(b) "tip restraint device" shall mean a mechanism that is designed to
reduce the risk of furniture tipping over. Such mechanism may include
straps, wall brackets, steel cables, or plug and screw sets.

2. No person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability
company, corporation, or other entity shall sell or offer to sell new
furniture to a consumer at retail unless the furniture conforms to
standards endorsed or established by the federal Consumer Product Safety
Commission or, if no such standard exists, a standard established by
ASTM International which requires furniture to contain a tip restraint
device and carry a permanent warning label, including but not limited
to, ASTM F2057.

3. A person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability
company, corporation, or other entity may sell or offer to sell new
furniture that does not meet the requirements in subdivision two of this
section if the furniture sold is outside the scope of the standards
prescribed in subdivision two of this section and contains a compatible
tip restraint device and carries a permanent warning label, or if the
furniture is outside the scope of the standards prescribed in
subdivision two of this section and the retailer: (a) maintains in stock
and prominently displays within the store tip restraint devices
available for sale that are compatible with such furniture; and (b)
posts a notice, in a conspicuous location which may be easily seen or
reached by customers, that, in legible format, states: "Certain
furniture may become unstable and tip over, leading to possible injury
or death. Tip restraint devices may prevent tipping of furniture when
properly installed."

4. Any person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability
company, corporation, or other entity that sells or offers to sell new
furniture to a consumer at retail in violation of the provisions of this
section shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred
dollars for each violation.

* NB There are 2 § 399-ii's