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

CHAPTER 17.5. Appliance Labeling [22410 - 22411.2]
  ( Heading of Chapter 17.5 renumbered from Chapter 17 (as added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 923) by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676, Sec. 35. )


The following terms, as used in this chapter, have the meaning expressed in this section:

(a) “Appliance” means any new television, radio, audio or video recorder, or playback device normally used or sold for use in the home or in a private motor vehicle, or any new refrigerator, freezer, range, oven, washer, dryer, dishwasher, room air conditioner, or sewing machine normally used or sold for use in the home, or any new typewriter, adding machine, calculator, or other similar machine, or any electrically operated tool, any of which appliances have a manufacturer’s invoice sale value of fifty dollars ($50) or more.

(b) “Manufacturer” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal relationship which is involved in the manufacture, assembly, or production of an appliance or whose brand name appears on any appliance. The term “manufacturer” also means any agent, representative or distributor of a manufacturer who sells, transfers, or exchanges an appliance to or with a retailer.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 923.)


No manufacturer shall sell any appliance in this state unless such appliance has been permanently marked with a serial number unique to that appliance. A marking that is required to be permanent shall be molded, die-stamped, or paint-stenciled or stamped or etched on metal that is permanently secured or indelibly stamped on pressure sensitive labels secured by adhesive that is adequate and suitable for permanent application.

Every manufacturer of an appliance to be sold within this state shall provide on the first page of the warranty or instruction manual, or on a separate card, a description of the appliance providing a space thereon for recording the model number and serial number, the description of the location of such numbers on the appliance, and instructions to the final purchaser of the appliance to record and retain such numbers.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 44.)


The provisions of Section 22411 shall not apply to factory or dealer installed radios installed in a new motor vehicle or to radios installed in a motor vehicle by a dealer to replace such factory or dealer installed radios.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 44.)

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