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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 125. Regulations for Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Inspection Program
6/2/2020

12VAC5-125-90. Law Labels Conforming to the Virginia Law.

A. Every importer of and every person manufacturing a new item of bedding or upholstered furniture shall attach securely thereto a substantial white cloth tag (law label) or equivalent, visible on the outside covering of such item and not less than six square inches in size, upon which shall be plainly stamped or printed, in English, the name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or distributor, the registration number of the manufacturer or importer, the kind of filling material used therein, a statement that the filling materials are new, and the number of the permit issued to the person sterilizing any new feathers, hair, or down in such item.

B. Law labels for new bedding and upholstered furniture shall be securely attached to the article or filling material at the point of manufacture, in a position where they can be conveniently examined. Law labels shall contain no advertising matter, nor anything that detracts or is likely to detract from the required statements. No mark, tag, sticker, or any other device shall be placed upon law labels by any dealer or any other person in such a way as to cover the required statements. No one may possess such law labels outside that facility unless by prior approval of the commissioner for correction purposes.

C. Any person sanitizing, remaking, renovating, or reupholstering any secondhand item of bedding or upholstered furniture, or manufacturing any item of bedding or upholstered furniture containing any shoddy or secondhand filling material, shall attach securely to it a substantial yellow cloth tag or equivalent (law label), visible on the outside of such item and not less than six square inches in size, upon which shall be stamped or printed, in English, the kind of filling materials used therein, a statement that the item or filling materials are secondhand, and the number of the permit issued to the person who sanitized such item or filling material. This requirement shall not apply to mattresses that contain a shoddy pad unless it otherwise contains secondhand filling materials.

D. Any person shipping or delivering filling material, however contained, shall have conspicuously attached thereto a law label upon which shall be stamped or printed, as provided in § 32.1-219 of the Code of Virginia or as provided in this chapter, the kind of material, whether the material is new or secondhand, the name, address, and registration number of the manufacturer or importer, and the permit number of the person who sterilized or sanitized such material.

E. The stamp or print on law labels required by this section shall be in type not less than three millimeters in height.

F. It shall be unlawful to use any false or misleading statement, term or designation on any tag required by this chapter or to remove, deface or alter, or to attempt to remove, deface or alter any such tag or the statement of filling materials made thereon, prior to retail sale.

G. No person shall use or have in his possession with intent to use any tag provided for in this chapter unless such person holds a license or permit issued to him pursuant to this chapter. No person shall sell, give or in any way provide such law labels to anyone who does not have a license, or permit issued to him pursuant to this chapter, or is not allowed to use such a tag pursuant to this provision.

(Specific law label requirements contained in Attachments 1 through 7)

ATTACHMENT 1

THE FOLLOWING LABELS COMPLY WITH THE VIRGINIA LAW

NO. 1

WHITE LABEL FOR ALL NEW MATERIAL

For Filling Material NOT Requiring Sterilization

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

See NOTE (3) at bottom of page. →

Required in Virginia →

"Date of Delivery" line of Manufacturer's stock information, etc., here.

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

ALL NEW MATERIAL

CONSISTING OF

_____________________________________

REG. NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with law.

_____________________________________

MADE BY

(NAME OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

(ADDRESS OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

Date of Delivery ___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on white vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

(3) Virginia approves and recognizes the uniform registry number and will accept the registration number issued by another state, if registrant so desires, providing such registration follows the policy of uniform registration. This policy is intended to benefit the registrant by requiring but one registration to be imprinted on the law label used, regardless of where merchandise may be shipped. The registration number shall be preceded by name of state (may be abbreviated) issuing REG. NO. and if factory is located in another state than that issuing REG. NO., then name of state in which factory is located shall follow the registration number in parenthesis.

ATTACHMENT 2

NO. 2

WHITE LABEL FOR ALL NEW MATERIAL

ARTICLES WITH EXTRA CUSHIONS AS AN

INTEGRAL PART OF UNIT

For Filling Material NOT Requiring Sterilization

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

See NOTE (3) at bottom of page. →

Required in Virginia →

"Date of Delivery" line of Manufacturer's stock information, etc., here.

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

ALL NEW MATERIAL

CONSISTING OF

BODY

CUSHIONS

_____________________________________

REG. NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with law.

_____________________________________

MADE BY

(NAME OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

(ADDRESS OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

Date of Delivery ___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on white vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

(3) Virginia approves and recognizes the uniform registry number and will accept the registration number issued by another state, if registrant so desires, providing such registration follows the policy of uniform registration. This policy is intended to benefit the registrant by requiring but one registration to be imprinted on the law label used, regardless of where merchandise may be shipped. The registration number shall be preceded by name of state (may be abbreviated) issuing REG. NO. and if factory is located in another state than that issuing REG. NO., then name of state in which factory is located shall follow the registration number in parenthesis.

ATTACHMENT 3

NO. 3

WHITE LABEL FOR ALL NEW MATERIAL

For Animal and Fowl and Any Other Filling Material Requiring Sterilization

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

See NOTE (3) at bottom of page. →

Required in Virginia →

"Date of Delivery" line of Manufacturer's stock information, etc., here.

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

ALL NEW MATERIAL

CONSISTING OF

_____________________________________

REG. NO. PERMIT NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with law.

_______________

CONTENTS

STERILIZED

_____________________________________

MADE BY

(NAME OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

(ADDRESS OF MANUFACTURER OR VENDOR)

Date of Delivery ___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on white vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

(3) Virginia approves and recognizes the uniform registry number and will accept the registration number issued by another state, if registrant so desires, providing such registration follows the policy of uniform registration. This policy is intended to benefit the registrant by requiring but one registration to be imprinted on the law label used, regardless of where merchandise may be shipped. The registration number shall be preceded by name of state (may be abbreviated) issuing REG. NO. and if factory is located in another state than that issuing REG. NO., then name of state in which factory is located shall follow the registration number in parenthesis.

(4) Virginia will accept the PERMIT NO. issued by another state if applicant so desires providing approval is granted and a Virginia Sterilization Permit is issued to applicant bearing such number.

ATTACHMENT 4

NO. 4

YELLOW LABEL FOR ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN REMADE AND

RENOVATED FOR CONSUMER AND THAT CONTAIN

SECONDHAND MATERIAL IN WHOLE OR IN PART

If new filling material has been added, state type in space provided

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

Registration number or name of person or firm that renovated article →

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

This article contains the same material received from the owner, to which has been added the following New material.

_____________________________________

The following work has been done:

YES NO

□ □ Old covering completely removed

□ □ Frame repaired

□ □ Spring retied and/or repaired

OTHER:______________________________

_____________________________________

REG. NO. VA.

_____________________________________

This article must not be sold, it is the property of and must be returned to:

Name ___________________________

Address ________________________

_____________________________________

REMADE AND RENOVATED BY

Date ___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on yellow vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

(3) If secondhand filling material is added instead of new, article is required to be sanitized and Law Label No. 6 shall be used stating Permit No. of person or firm doing the sanitizing.

ATTACHMENT 5

NO. 5

YELLOW LABEL FOR ARTICLES CONTAINING

ALL SECONDHAND MATERIAL OFFERED

FOR SALE OR RENT "AS IS"

REQUIRED TO BE SANITIZED

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

Permit number of person or firm who sanitized

article →

Required in Virginia →

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS

ALL SECOND-HAND MATERIAL

CONTENTS UNKNOWN

_____________________________________

PERMIT NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with law.

________________

SANITIZED

_____________________________________

SANITIZED BY

Date Sanitized

___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on yellow vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

ATTACHMENT 6

NO. 6

YELLOW LABEL FOR ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN RENOVATED

FOR RESALE AND THAT CONTAIN

SECONDHAND MATERIAL IN WHOLE OR IN PART

REQUIRED TO BE SANITIZED

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

Registration number of person or firm who

renovated article. Permit number of person or firm who sanitized article

Required in Virginia →

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS

SECOND HAND MATERIAL

TO WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED

_____________________________________

REG. NO. PERMIT NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with the law.

_____________________________________

CONTENTS

SANITIZED

_____________________________________

REMADE AND RENOVATED BY

RENOVATOR NAME__________________

RENOVATOR ADDRESS_______________

Date Sanitized

___________________________

(Additional Information)

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on white vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

ATTACHMENT 7

NO. 7

WHITE LABEL FOR ALL NEW MATERIAL

ARTICLES IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES

For Filling Material NOT Requiring Sterilization

SPACE TO ATTACH →

In bold, black ink, minimum type size 3mm in height

Space for description of filling material.

Printing to be in English using capital letters

not less than 3mm in height

See NOTE (3) at bottom of page. →

Required in Virginia →

"Date of Delivery" line of Manufacturer's stock information, etc., here.

Name of country where factory is located

_____________________________________

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY CONSUMER

_____________________________________

ALL NEW MATERIAL

CONSISTING OF

_____________________________________

REG. NO.

_____________________________________

Certification is made by the manufacturer

that the materials in this article are

described in accordance with law.

_____________________________________

IMPORTED BY

Date of Delivery ___________________________

MADE IN

Note:

(1) All above printing in black ink on white vellum cloth or a material of comparable quality, which shall not flake out when abraded.

(2) Size of label: Exclusive of the portion required to affix the tag to the article, the minimum size of the tag shall be not less than (six) square inches, but may be greater as the need demands.

(3) Virginia approves and recognizes the uniform registry number and will accept the registration number issued by another state, if registrant so desires, providing such registration follows the policy of uniform registration. This policy is intended to benefit the registrant by requiring but one registration to be imprinted on the law label used, regardless of where merchandise may be shipped. The registration number shall be preceded by name of state (may be abbreviated) issuing REG. NO. and the two letter abbreviation of the country in which factory is located shall follow the registration number in parenthesis.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2007.

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