2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:40-19 - Consumer products; unauthorized writing, offense.
2C:40-19 Consumer products; unauthorized writing, offense.
1. a. Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, any person who stamps, prints, places or inserts any writing in or on a consumer product offered for sale or the box, package or other container containing the product is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
b.This act shall not apply in any case where the owner or manager of the premises where the product is stored or sold; the product manufacturer; the authorized distributor or the retailer of the product consents to the placing or inserting of the writing.
c.As used in this act:
(1) "Writing" means any form of representation or communication, including handbills, notices or advertising, that contains letters, words or pictorial representations;
(2) "Consumer product" includes but is not limited to any cosmetic, drug or food product as defined in section 1 of P.L.1987, c.421 (C.2C:40-16) or any article, product or commodity which is customarily produced or distributed for use by individuals.
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