Health (Cloth Materials) Regulations 1985


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    5. Notice or label to the effect that clothing is }used~

    (1) A person who sells, hires or offers for sale or hire worn clothing shall ensure that

    (a) a notice in accordance with subregulation (2) is placed in any premises used in connection with such sale or hire, in a position readily sighted by any person entering the premises and in close proximity to the worn clothing; or

    (b) every article of worn clothing has attached to it a label on which there is in writing

    (i) a statement that the article of clothing has been treated by an approved process of cleansing and disinfection;

    (ii) the name and address of the person or firm who or which treated the article; and

    (iii) the date on which the treatment was carried out.

    (2) The notice referred to in subregulation (1)(a)

    (a) shall contain the following words


    } Worn (insert }clothes are~ or name the type of worn clothing) (insert }sold~ or }hired~ or }sold and hired~) from these premises. ~;

    (b) shall contain lettering

    (i) in such colours as to afford a distinct colour contrast to the notice background;

    (ii) with a minimum of 50 millimetres face depth measurement and a minimum of 25 millimetres face width measurement;

    (iii) which is legible,

    and the notice may state the method of cleansing and disinfection used on the worn clothing after each use and the person or company who or which cleansed or disinfected the worn clothing.

    (3) A person who attaches or permits to be attached to an article of clothing that has been used or previously worn, a label referred to in subregulation (1)(b), that is false in any material particular commits an offence against these regulations.

    [Regulation 5 amended in Gazette 14 Oct 1988 p. 4161-2.]



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