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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 39, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION

    Chapter 4: Application of chapter

      Section: 39:4-10.8: Warning notice for roller skates, skateboards, electric personal assistive mobility devices; immunity from civil liability.

          
4. a. It shall be unlawful to manufacture, assemble, sell, offer to sell or distribute roller skates, skateboards or electric personal assistive mobility devices unless such roller skates, skateboards or electric personal assistive mobility devices contain a warning notice consistent with the requirements of this section.

b. The warning notice required by subsection a. of this section shall be placed in at least one of the following locations and shall be clearly visible to the consumer: (1) on one roller skate in each pair of roller skates or on the skateboard; (2) on the outside of the box or other container in which the roller skates, skateboard or electric personal assistive mobility device are offered for sale at retail; or (3) on any user's guide or instruction manual provided with the roller skates, skateboard or electric personal assistive mobility device.

c. The warning notice required by subsection a. of this section must be printed in clear and conspicuous type and be substantially similar to the following notice: "WARNING! REDUCE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY AND ONLY USE WHILE WEARING FULL PROTECTIVE GEAR -- HELMET, WRIST GUARDS, ELBOW PADS AND KNEE PADS."

d. A person, firm, corporation or other legal entity regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling roller skates, skateboards or electric personal assistive mobility devices who complies with the requirements of this section shall not be liable in a civil action for damages for any physical injury sustained by a user of roller skates, a skateboard or an electric personal assistive mobility device as a result of that user's failure to wear a helmet in accordance with the provisions of this act.

L.1997,c.411,s.4; amended 2001, c.430, s.2.



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