New York Consolidated Laws, General Business Law - GBS § 399-aaa. Selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of clothing

1. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) “faux fur” shall mean artificially manufactured fur which is made to resemble real fur but which is not derived from animals.

(b) “real fur” shall mean animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state.

2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to knowingly import for profit, sell at retail, offer for sale at retail, or manufacture articles of clothing which include, or have attached in any quantity and of any value, fur that is not labeled as being “faux fur” or “real fur”, or is incorrectly labeled.

3. Labeling of articles of clothing pursuant to this section may be accomplished by adding “faux fur” or “real fur” to the permanent tag attached to the clothing, to the temporary tag used by the merchant to identify the merchandise, or by affixing, in a conspicuous place, a sticker stating “faux fur” or “real fur” to the article of clothing itself.

Articles of clothing containing or having attached any quantity or value of “real fur” shall have certain disclosures on the label required in this section so as not to be considered misbranded under 15 U.S.C. 69b .

4. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars for the first violation and not more than two thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.

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