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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 - 22948.25]

  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 6. Paints [20500 - 20502]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 48. )

20500.
  

No person shall within this State manufacture for sale, offer for sale or sell any article, mixture, compound or substance, used in making paints, oils, varnishes or pigments, which is adulterated within the meaning of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 48.)

20501.
  

An article under this chapter is adulterated within the meaning of this chapter:

(a) In case of oils, turpentines, alcohol or other vehicles under any of the following circumstances:

(1) If it contains any other substance or ingredient different from the article under the name of which it is offered for sale or sold.

(2) If any substance has been mixed with it so as to lower, depreciate or injuriously affect the quality, strength or purity of the article.

(3) If any inferior or cheaper substance or substances have been substituted wholly or in part for it.

(4) If it is an imitation, or is sold under the name of any other article.

(b) In case of lead, zinc, ocher or other metal, mineral or chemical paints, or any or other pigments in paste form and labeled pure, used in the painting or decorating industry under any of the following circumstances:

(1) If any substance which lowers, depreciates or injuriously affects the quality, strength or purity of the article has been mixed with it, or substituted wholly or in part for it.

(2) If it is an imitation of any other article.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 48.)

20502.
  

Every person who adulterates or dilutes any article mentioned in this chapter and sells or offers for sale the same so diluted or adulterated, as undiluted and unadulterated, every person who sells or offers for sale a different article without informing the purchaser of such difference, and every person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 48.)

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