2021 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
CHAPTER 1 - Advertising
ARTICLE 1.5 - Labeling of Products Made by the Blind
Section 17522.


No goods or articles which are determined by label, symbol, trade name, or name of the manufacturer to indicate that they are made by blind workers shall be delivered or offered by any person, partnership, firm, corporation, institution, or association, for sale in this state unless at least 75 percent of the total hours of direct labor of producing such goods or articles purported to be made by the blind shall have been performed by the blind. No goods or articles which do not have a label, symbol, or other printed matter indicating that at least 75 percent of the total hours of direct labor of producing such goods or articles were made by the blind, as herein defined, shall be offered for sale directly or indirectly as being made by the blind unless such goods or articles were in fact so made by the blind as herein defined.

Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment, and any such violation or threatened violation shall be actionable under Section 17535 of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 51. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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