§2698. Textile products

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/073/02698
Published: 2015

Print

The Vermont Statutes Online



Title

09

:
Commerce and Trade






Chapter

073

:
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES






Subchapter

004
:
SPECIFIC WEIGHTS AND MEASURES










 

§

2698. Textile products

A person shall

not keep for the purpose of sale, offer or expose for sale, or sell, any

textile yard goods put up or packaged in advance of sale in a bolt or roll, or

any other textile product put up or packaged in advance of sale in any other

unit, for either wholesale or retail sale, unless that bolt or roll, or such

other unit, is definitely, plainly, and conspicuously marked to show its net

measure in terms of yards or its net weight in terms of avoirdupois pounds or

ounces, subject, however, to the following limitations and requirements:

(1) Any unit of

twine or cordage may be marked to show its net measure in terms of feet.

Ready-wound bobbins that are not sold separately shall not be required to be

individually marked, but the package containing those bobbins shall be marked

to show the number of bobbins contained therein and the net weight or measure

of the thread on each bobbin. Any unit of sewing, basting, mending, darning,

crocheting, tatting, handknitting, or embroidery thread or yarn, except nylon

handknitting yarn, that is not composed in whole or in part of wool, the net

weight of which is less than two ounces avoirdupois, shall be marked to show

its net measure in terms of yards as unwound from the ball or from the spool or

other holder. Any retail unit of a textile product, sold only for household

use, consisting of a package containing two or more similar individual units

that are not sold separately, shall be marked to show the number of individual

units in the package and the net weight or net measure of the product in each

individual unit, but this proviso shall not apply where the individual units

are separately marked. Any unit of yarn, composed in whole or in part of wool,

sold to consumers for handiwork, shall be marked to show the net weight of such

yarn, except that any such unit of tapestry, mending, or embroidery yarn, the

net measure of which does not exceed 50 yards, may be marked to show its linear

measures only.

(2) The marking

required by this section shall in all cases be in combination with the name and

place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of the product,

or a trademark, symbol, brand, or other mark that positively identifies such

manufacturer, packer, or distributor. Any such trademark, symbol, brand, or

other mark that is employed to identify the manufacturer, packer, or

distributor shall be filed with the Secretary.

(3) Reasonable

tolerances may be permitted, and these may be included in regulations for the

enforcement of this section that shall be issued by the Secretary.

(4) This section

shall not apply to the following textile products when sold at wholesale in

bulk by net weight: cordage, agricultural bag sewing threads, twines, yarns

that are to be processed, and yarns that are to be industrially converted into

end use products. (Added 1967, No. 102, § 32, eff. April 14, 1967; amended

1991, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
Read Entire Law on legislature.vermont.gov