2021 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 22 - Poisons, Dangerous Household Substances, Flammable Products, and Hazardous Materials
Subtitle 5 - Hazardous Materials
Section 22-504 - Immediate Ban Where Imminent Hazard Exists
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, if the Secretary believes that a toy or other article presents an imminent electrical, mechanical, or thermal hazard to the public health and that proper labeling cannot correct the hazard, the Secretary shall issue a temporary rule or regulation, effective immediately, that:
(1) Declares the toy or other article to be a banned hazardous material; and
(2) Requires its immediate removal from commerce.
(b) Immediately after the Secretary issues a temporary rule or regulation under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall:
(1) Give notice of and hold a hearing on the temporary rule or regulation; and
(2) As promptly as possible, complete proceedings under § 22-502 of this subtitle for adoption of the rule or regulation.
(c) The Secretary shall give notice and hold the hearing in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.