2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 57 - Trade Practices and Regulations
Article 2C - Nicotine Liquid
Section 57-2C-1 - Child-resistant packaging for nicotine liquid.
57-2C-1. Child-resistant packaging for nicotine liquid.
A. No person shall sell or offer to sell any nicotine liquid container at retail in this state unless such container is child-resistant.
B. The attorney general may institute a civil action in district court for a violation of the provisions of this section or to prevent a violation of the provisions of this section. Relief may include a permanent or temporary injunction, a restraining order or any other appropriate order, including a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation.
C. As used in this section:
(1) "child-resistant" means a package or container that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance contained therein within a reasonable time and not difficult for normal adults to use properly, but does not mean a package or container that all such children cannot open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount within a reasonable time;
(2) "electronic delivery device" means any electronic device, whether composed of a heating element and battery or an electronic circuit, that provides a vapor of nicotine, the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking; and
(3) "nicotine liquid container":
(a) means a bottle or container of a liquid or other substance containing nicotine where the liquid or substance is sold, marketed or intended for use in an electronic delivery device; but
(b) does not include a liquid or other substance containing nicotine in a cartridge that is sold, marketed or intended for use in a cartridge that is sold, marketed or intended for use in an electronic delivery device; provided that such cartridge is pre-filled and sealed by the manufacturer and is not intended to be opened by the consumer.
History: Laws 2015, ch. 76, 1.