2006 New York Code - Observant Consumer Protection Law.



 
    §  349-a.  Observant  consumer protection law. 1. No person selling or
  exposing for sale  any  mezuzah  or  tefillin  which,  to  the  seller's
  knowledge,  does  not  satisfy orthodox Hebrew ritual requirements shall
  represent, by direct or implied oral or  written  statement,  that  such
  mezuzah  or  tefillin  is  kosher  or  meets  orthodox  Hebrew religious
  requirements.
    2. No manufacturer, fabricator or importer  of  mezuzahs  or  tefillin
  shall  sell  or  transfer  for  sale  any mezuzah or tefillin unless the
  following truthful consumer information  is  printed  legibly  upon  the
  article  itself,  upon  its packaging, or upon a label securely attached
  thereto:
    (a) the name and address of the manufacturer, fabricator, or importer;
    (b) in the  case  of  any  mezuzah  or  tefillin  that,  in  the  form
  reasonably  expected  to  be  sold  at retail, is not in accordance with
  orthodox Hebrew ritual requirements, the word "non-kosher."
    3. No person selling or exposing for  sale  any  mezuzah  or  tefillin
  shall  sell  such  article without the accompanying consumer information
  specified in subdivision two of this section.
    4. Any sale, transfer for sale, or exposure for sale in  violation  of
  the  provisions  of  this  section  shall be deemed a deceptive practice
  within the meaning of section three hundred forty-nine of this  chapter,
  and  any  remedy provided therein shall be available for the enforcement
  of this section.
    5. (a) "Mezuzah" means the religious article designed to  be  affixed,
  according  to Jewish law, to the doorposts of rooms in a home, including
  the parchment or other matter upon which passages  from  the  Bible  are
  written, and the writing thereon.
    (b)   "Tefillin"   means   the   religious   article,  also  known  as
  "phylacteries," designed to be worn, according to  Jewish  law,  on  the
  upper  arm  and  head during morning prayers, including the parchment or
  other matter upon which passages from the Bible are written, the writing
  thereon, the capsules in which  the  parchment  is  contained,  and  the
  straps affixed thereto.

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