Section 8-17-274

Fire Standards Compliant marking.

(a) Cigarettes that are certified by a manufacturer in accordance with Section 8-17-273 shall be marked to indicate compliance with the requirements of Section 8-17-272. The marking shall be in eight point type or larger and consist of the letters FSC, which signifies Fire Standards Compliant, permanently printed, stamped, engraved, or embossed on the package at or near the UPC Code.

(b) A manufacturer shall use only one marking, and shall apply this marking uniformly for all packages including, but not limited to, packs, cartons, cases, and brands marketed by that manufacturer.

(c) Manufacturers certifying cigarettes in accordance with Section 8-17-273 shall provide a copy of the certifications to all wholesale dealers and agents to which they sell cigarettes. Wholesale dealers, agents, and retail dealers shall permit the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Revenue, the Attorney General, and their employees to inspect markings of cigarette packaging marked in accordance with this section.

(Act 2009-630, p. 1927, §5.)