2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §36-796.04  Sterilization, disinfection and disinfestation of bedding and materials

A. A person shall not sell or include in a sale any item of secondhand bedding or any item of bedding of any type manufactured in whole or in part from secondhand material, including the component parts or wiping rags, unless the secondhand material has been treated, cleaned and disinfected.

B. A person shall not use in the manufacture, repair and renovation of bedding of any type any material that has been used by a person with an infectious or contagious disease or that is filthy or oily or harbors loathsome insects or pathogenic bacteria.

C. A person shall not sell or include in a sale any material or bedding that under the provisions of this article requires treatment unless there is securely attached a yellow tag not less than twelve square inches, made of substantial cloth or a material of equal quality and on which there is plainly printed, in black ink, in English the following information:

1. That the item or material has been treated and the method of treatment applied.

2. The lot number and the tag number of the item treated.

3. The license number of the person who applied the treatment.

4. The name and address of the person for whom the item was treated.

D. Every manufacturer, renovator, rebuilder, repairer or sanitizer of used bedding shall remove the outer fabric, the inner foam, the pad, and any other fabric and any other textile product, material or component and shall inspect each item for soiling, malodor and pest infestation prior to the sale or distribution of the bedding product. If any material or component of used bedding is soiled, malodorous or infested, that material or component cannot be reused, sold or distributed for use in any bedding product.

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