North Carolina General Statutes § 106-579.9 Prohibited acts

It shall be unlawful to:

(1)        Distribute any antifreeze which is adulterated or misbranded.

(2)        Distribute any antifreeze which has been banned by the Board.

(3)        Distribute any antifreeze which has not been registered in accordance with G.S. 106-579.4 or whose labeling is different from that accepted for registration; provided, that any antifreeze declared to be discontinued by the registrant must be registered by the registrant for one full year after distribution is discontinued; provided further, that any antifreeze in channels of distribution after the aforesaid registration period may be confiscated and disposed of by the Commissioner, unless the antifreeze is acceptable for registration and is continued to be registered by the manufacturer or the person offering the antifreeze for wholesale or retail sale.

(4)        Refuse to permit entry or inspection or to permit the acquisition of a sample of antifreeze as authorized by G.S. 106-579.8.

(5)        Dispose of any antifreeze that is under "stop sale" or "withdrawal from distribution" order in accordance with G.S. 106-579.10.

(6)        Distribute any antifreeze unless it is in the registrant's or manufacturer's unbroken package or is installed by the seller into the cooling system of the purchaser's vehicle directly from the registrant's or manufacturer's package, and the label on such package if less than five gallons, or the labeling of such package if five gallons or more, does not bear the information required by G.S. 106-579.6(1), (2), (3), and (4).

(7)        Use the term "ethylene glycol" in connection with the name of a product which contains other glycols unless it is qualified by the word "base," "type," or similar word, and unless the product meets the following requirements:

a.         It consists essentially of ethylene glycol;

b.         If it contains suitable glycols other than ethylene glycol, that no more than a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of such other glycols be present;

c.         It contains a minimum total glycol content of ninety-three percent (93%) by weight;

d.         The specific gravity is corrected to give reliable freezing-point readings on a commercial ethylene glycol type hydrometer; and

e.         The freezing point of a fifty percent (50%) by volume aqueous mixture of the antifreeze shall not be above -34 F.

(8)        Refuse, when requested, to permit a purchaser to see the container from which antifreeze is drawn for installation into the purchaser's vehicle.

(9)        Refill any container bearing a registered label, unless by the registrant or his duly designated jobber, under regulations established by the Board.

(10)      Distribute any antifreeze for which a practical, rapid means for measuring the freeze protection by the user is not readily available, whether by hydrometer or other means.

(11)      Distribute antifreeze which is in violation of the Federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act and regulations and related federal and State product safety laws and regulations.

(12)      Distribute antifreeze in home consumer-sized packages which are constructed of either transparent or translucent packaging materials.

(13)      Disseminate any false or misleading advertisement relating to an antifreeze product. (1975, c. 719, s. 9.)

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