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California Laws | Health and Safety Code
DIVISION 13. HOUSING
PART 3. MISCELLANEOUS

19213. Manufacturers shall add language to their instruction label on the front of the water heater that discloses the danger of falling or horizontal displacement due to an earthquake. The label shall contain the following language: (26451)

WARNING: THIS WATER HEATER MUST BE BRACED, ANCHORED, OR STRAPPED TO AVOID FALLING OR MOVING DURING AN EARTHQUAKE. SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. (26452)

19214. Any person who violates Section 19212 or 19213 shall be deemed to have violated a provision of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 17000) of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Business and Professions Code. (26453)

19215. The Division of the State Architect shall prepare generic installation instructions with standard details illustrating the strapping, bracing, and anchoring of water heaters for typical installations in single-family homes that comply with the requirements of the model codes. These details shall be made available for reproduction to manufacturers and appliance retailers at a cost to cover the state's cost to prepare the details, and respond to requests. (26454)

19216. At the point of sale, the retailer may provide the consumer with generic installation instructions with standard details approved by the Division of the State Architect. If provided, these generic instructions are intended to be provided to the consumer as a guide, and are not intended to supersede local codes. The retailer and manufacturer are deemed not to be liable for the generic instructions provided to consumers as long as these have been approved by the Division of the State Architect, as complying with the requirements of the model code in force on the date of approval. (26455)

19217. The Public Utilities Commission shall direct the investor owned gas and electrical utilities, not later than January 1, 1991, to develop an educational program for bracing, anchoring, and strapping water heaters to resist falling or horizontal displacement due to earthquakes. (26456)

CHAPTER 7. REFRIGERANTS AND REFRIGERATION PLANTS (19800) (26457)(Text)

19800. Refrigeration manufacturers shall hereafter on each mechanical refrigerator and refrigeration plant which they manufacture and installation companies shall on each refrigeration plant which they install place a label designating the type of refrigerant the unit uses and, if the refrigerator has a refrigerating unit which contains more than 20 pounds of refrigerant and is of a type which can not readily be transported without disconnecting the piping or other part thereof containing refrigerant, shall label the control and diffusion valves of the unit, if any, so that any person in case of emergency will be able to turn off or shut down the plant or refrigerator quickly and expeditiously. Each violation of this section is a misdemeanor. (26458)

CHAPTER 8. INFLAMMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS (19810-19818) (26459)(Text)

19810. (a) "Article" as used in this chapter means and includes any article of wearing apparel, cloth, drapery or other fabric or material made from or containing any natural or synthetic fiber. (26460)

(b) "Vendor" as used in this chapter means any individual, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacture for sale or the sale of articles as herein defined. (26461)

(c) "Inflammable article" as used in this chapter is any article made from or containing natural or synthetic fiber and determined by the Fire Marshal to be so highly inflammable as to constitute a dangerous risk of fire and hazard of injury to persons and property, taking into consideration the use or uses for which the article is made and designed to serve. (26462)

(d) It has recently come to notice that of the various natural or synthetic fibers adapted and adaptable for use in the making of articles, as herein defined, some are so inflammable as to constitute a dangerous risk of fire and hazard of injury to persons and property. Provision should be made for the avoidance of such risks and hazards by preventing the use of such highly inflammable fibers. It is not feasible by statute to prescribe more specific tests than those herein prescribed, for it would appear that none such have yet been fully developed. It is necessary, therefore, to commit to the State Fire Marshal the conduct of research in these matters, the development of tests for these materials, and the administration of the provisions of this chapter for the prevention of the risks and the avoidance of the hazards described. (26463)

19811. The Fire Marshal of the State of California or any Deputy State Fire Marshal has right of access to the premises of any vendor during business hours for the purpose of determining whether inflammable articles are being manufactured or offered for sale therein and may take either an entire article or samples thereof in such quantities as may be necessary for analysis. (26464)

19812. Any article or samples taken under the provisions of Section 19811 hereof shall be subjected to tests by the Fire Marshal and determination made by him as to whether or not the article or samples are inflammable articles as defined in Section 19810. (26465)

19813. The State Fire Marshal may make such rules and regulations relating to inflammable articles as defined in Section 19810 as may reasonably be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act and prevent the risk of fire and avoid the hazards of injury to life and property in this chapter described. He shall mail copies of all rules and regulations and amendments thereto to all vendors and trade associations filing a written request for such notification with him. (26466)

19814. Any inflammable article in the possession of any vendor in violation of the rules or regulations of the State Fire Marshal shall be subject to seizure by the State Fire Marshal or any Deputy State Fire Marshal. Any inflammable article seized under this section may be disposed of by the State Fire Marshal by summary destruction at any time subsequent to 30 days from such seizure or 10 days from the final termination of proceedings under the provision of Section 19815, whichever is the later. (26467)

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