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§ 10230.5. Warning signs and statements

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: July 7, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 63. Indoor Tanning Regulation Act
Effective: July 7, 2014
35 P.S. § 10230.5
§ 10230.5. Warning signs and statements
(a) Warning signs and statements describing hazards.--The legal entity shall ensure each tanning facility posts a warning sign in a place readily visible to persons entering the establishment. The sign shall have dimensions not less than 11 inches by 17 inches. Lettering must be clear, legible and at least 0.25 inch high, with all of the following provisions on the sign:
(1) The wording, “DANGER--ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION,” in letters at least 0.5 inch high.
(2) Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use of this device.
(3) Avoid overexposure. As with natural sunlight, overexposure can cause eye and skin injury and allergic reactions. Repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation may cause chronic sun damage characterized by wrinkling, dryness, fragility, bruising of the skin and skin cancer.
(4) Customers should avoid sunbathing before or after exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlamps.
(5) Wear protective eyewear. Failure to use protective eyewear may result in severe burns or permanent injury to the eyes.
(6) Medications or cosmetics may increase your sensitivity to the ultraviolet radiation. Consult a physician before using a sunlamp if you are using medications, have a history of skin problems or believe you are especially sensitive to sunlight. Women who are pregnant or are taking oral contraceptives who use this product may develop discolored skin.
(7) Contact the Department of Health to report an alleged health concern or injury regarding this tanning facility.
(b) Written warning statement.--Each customer shall be provided with a written warning statement requiring a signature prior to initial exposure. The warning statement shall include all of the following:
(1) Failure to use the eye protection provided to the customer by the tanning facility may result in damage to the eyes.
(2) Overexposure to ultraviolet light causes burns.
(3) Repeated exposure may result in premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
(4) Abnormal skin sensitivity or burning may be caused by reactions of ultraviolet light to certain:
(i) foods;
(ii) cosmetics; or
(iii) medications, including:
(A) tranquilizers;
(B) diuretics;
(C) antibiotics;
(D) high blood pressure medicines; or
(E) birth control pills.
(5) Any person taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug should consult a physician before using a tanning device.
(6) A person with skin that always burns easily and never tans should avoid a tanning device.
(7) A person with a family or past medical history of skin cancer should avoid a tanning device.
(c) Liability.--The warning statement provided under subsection (b) shall not affect the liability of the legal entity or operator of a tanning facility in the event that a customer fails to follow the warning statement and incurs damages.


2014, May. 6, P.L. 635, No. 41, § 5, effective in 60 days [July 7, 2014].
35 P.S. § 10230.5, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10230.5
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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