10A NCAC 15 .1414 WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED
(a) The registrant shall post the warning sign described in Paragraph (b) of this Rule within one meter of each tanning station and in such a manner that the sign is clearly visible to consumers; not obstructed by any barrier, equipment, or other object; and may be easily viewed by the consumer before the tanning equipment is energized.
(b) The warning sign in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall use upper and lower case letters that are at least seven millimeters and three and one-half millimeters in height, respectively, and shall state:
DANGER - ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
UV – emitting tanning devices have been classified as "carcinogenic to humans. "
ATTENTION: THIS DEVICE SHALL NOT BE USED BY PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
- Follow instruction.
- Avoid overexposure. As with natural sunlight, overexposure can cause eye and skin injury and allergic reactions. REPEATED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE PREMATURE AGING OF THE SKIN AND SKIN CANCER.
- Wear protective eyewear.
FAILURE TO USE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR MAY RESULT IN SEVERE BURNS OR LONG‑TERM INJURY TO THE EYES.
Contraindications: This sunlamp product must not be used if skin lesions or open wounds are present.
Warning: This sunlamp product should not be used on individuals who have had skin cancer or have a family history of skin cancer.
Warning: Persons repeatedly exposed to ultraviolet sunlamp products should be regularly evaluated for skin cancer.
- Medications or cosmetics may increase your sensitivity to the ultraviolet radiation. Consult a physician before using sunlamp or tanning equipment if you are using medication or have a history of skin problems or believe yourself to be especially sensitive to sunlight. Consult your certified tanning operator for a list of cosmetics and products known to create sensitivity to light.
- If you do not tan in the sun, you are unlikely to tan from the use of this product.
- Consumers should report to the agency any injury for which medical attention is sought or obtained resulting from the use of registered tanning equipment. This report should be made within five working days after the occurrence.
(c) Warning signs shall include the current address and telephone number of the agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Radiation Protection Section, 1645 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1600, (919) 814-2250.
History Note: Authority G.S. 104E‑7(a)(7); 104E-9.1;
Eff. June 1, 1989;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; June 1, 1993;
Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .1403 Eff. February 1, 2015;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2016;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 22, 2019.