2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 13 - Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 18-13-113. Unlawful to sell metal beverage containers with detachable opening devices

CO Rev Stat ยง 18-13-113 (2016) What's This?

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Beverage" means each of the following forms of liquid refreshment intended for human consumption:

(I) Fermented malt beverages, malt liquors, beers, or any beverages obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any similar product, or any combination thereof, in water;

(II) Alcoholic beverages obtained by distillation, and mixed with water or other substances in solution;

(III) Alcoholic beverages obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar contents of fruits or other agricultural products containing sugar;

(IV) Mineral or soda waters;

(V) Carbonated or noncarbonated soft drinks; or

(VI) Fruit juices or vegetable juices or fruitades.

(b) "Beverage container" means an individual, sealed metal can which contains a beverage.

(c) "Within Colorado" means within the exterior limits of Colorado and includes all territory within these limits owned or ceded to the United States of America.

(2) No person shall sell or offer for sale at retail within Colorado any metal beverage container with a detachable opening device designed to detach from the beverage container when a user opens the beverage container in a manner reasonably calculated to gain access to its contents.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to metal beverage containers with opening devices consisting of sensitized adhesive tape.

(4) Any person who violates subsection (2) of this section commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

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