3734.61 Mercury devices definitions.

As used in sections 3734.61 to 3734.65 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Manufacturer" means any person that produces a mercury-containing thermometer or serves as an importer or domestic distributor of a mercury-containing thermometer that is produced outside the United States. In the case of a multicomponent mercury-containing thermometer, "manufacturer" means the last manufacturer to produce or assemble the thermometer unless the multicomponent mercury-containing thermometer is produced outside the United States, in which case "manufacturer" means the importer or domestic distributor.

(B) "Mercury" means elemental mercury and mercury compounds.

(C) "Mercury-added measuring device" means an instrument containing mercury that is designed to measure an amount or quantity of humidity, pressure, temperature, or vacuum or the force of wind, including, but not limited to, anemometers, barometers, flow meters, hydrometers, hygrometers, manometers, sphygmomanometers, and thermometers.

(D) "Mercury-added novelty" means a product in which mercury is present and that is intended mainly for personal or household enjoyment or adornment, including, but not limited to, products intended for use as practical jokes, figurines, adornments, toys, games, cards, ornaments, yard statues and figures, candles, jewelry, holiday decorations, footwear, other items of apparel, or similar products. "Mercury-added novelty" does not include a product that solely includes a fluorescent light bulb.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.61

History. Effective Date: 04-06-2007