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  260.267.  Restriction on sales of certain batteries, effective dates — sale of nonbutton cell mercuric-oxide battery requirements, duties of manufacturer, violation, penalty. — 1.  No person shall sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes any alkaline-manganese battery manufactured on or after January 1, 1997, with any mercury content that was intentionally introduced, as distinguished from mercury that may be incidentally present in other materials, except that the limitation on mercury content in alkaline-manganese button cell batteries shall be twenty-five milligrams of mercury per button cell.

  2.  (1)  No person shall sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes for use in Missouri any button cell mercuric-oxide battery on or after January 1, 1996.

  (2)  No person shall sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes for use in Missouri any nonbutton cell mercuric-oxide battery on or after January 1, 1996, unless the battery manufacturer does all of the following:

  (a)  Identifies an approved collection site to which persons may send used mercuric-oxide batteries for recycling or proper disposal;

  (b)  Informs each mercuric-oxide battery purchaser of the location of the collection site identified in paragraph (a) of this subdivision; and

  (c)  Informs each mercuric-oxide battery purchaser of a telephone number that the purchaser may call to receive information about returning used mercuric-oxide batteries for recycling or proper disposal.

  3.  A person in violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 81)


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