(1) Beginning six months after the effective date of this section, and except as otherwise provided in division (A)(2) of this section, no manufacturer shall offer a mercury-containing thermometer for sale or distribute a mercury-containing thermometer for promotional purposes in this state unless the sale or distribution of a mercury-containing thermometer is required in order to comply with federal law, a person demonstrates to the director that a mercury-containing thermometer is the only temperature measuring device that is feasible for a research, quality control, or manufacturing application, or the only component of the thermometer that contains mercury is a button cell battery.
(2) Division (A)(1) of this section does not apply to the sale of a mercury-containing thermometer to a person who purchases a mercury-containing thermometer pursuant to a valid prescription.
(B) Beginning six months after the effective date of this section, a manufacturer of a mercury-containing thermometer that lawfully offers for sale or distributes such a thermometer in this state shall do both of the following:
(1) Provide notice in a conspicuous manner on the packaging of the thermometer that the thermometer contains mercury;
(2) Provide clear instructions with the thermometer regarding careful handling of the thermometer to avoid breakage, proper cleanup of mercury if the thermometer breaks, and proper management and disposal of the thermometer.
Cite as R.C. § 3734.63
History. Effective Date: 04-06-2007