Arizona Revised Statutes Title 36. Public Health and Safety § 36-796. Definitions

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Bedding” includes upholstered furniture and means any mattress, box spring, upholstered chair, couch or other upholstered device or any quilted pad, packing pad, mattress pad, hammock pad, pad, comforter, bunk quilt, sleeping bag, pillow, cushion, hassock or other bag or container made of leather, cloth, plastic or any other material that is used as a covering or is stuffed or filled in whole or in part with concealed material in addition to the structural units, all of which may be used by any person for sleeping, resting or reclining purposes. Bedding does not include the upholstered portions of motor vehicles other than mobile homes, house trailers and camp trailers.

2. “Filling materials” means all or portions of materials, prefabricated forms or articles used as filling in the manufacture, repair or renovation of bedding and upholstered furniture.

3. “New” means any material or article that has not been previously used, except in the manufacturing process, for any purpose.  

4. “Person” includes persons, partnerships, companies, corporations, associations and governmental agencies.

5. “Renovate” means to repair, make over, recover, restore or renew bedding or upholstered furniture and place it in a good state of repair.

6. “Secondhand” means any portion of any article or material of which prior use of any kind, except in the manufacturing process, has been made.

7. “Sell” means to offer or expose for sale, barter, trade, lend, deliver, give away, rent, consign, lease, possess with intent to sell or dispose of in any other commercial manner.  The possession of any article of bedding or filling materials by any maker, remaker or dealer, in the course of business, is presumptive evidence of intent to sell.

8. “Sterilizer” means a person who sterilizes, disinfects, disinfests or fumigates any article of upholstered furniture or bedding or any filling material relating to these items.

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