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Section 13711. (Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 322, Sec. 12.)
Cite as: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §13711.

(a)An engine coolant or antifreeze is mislabeled if any of the following occurs:

(1)The container does not bear a label on which is printed the brand name, principal ingredient, intended application of the coolant or antifreeze, name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, seller, or distributor, and an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of liquid measure.

(2)The container does not bear a chart on the label showing appropriate amounts of engine coolant or antifreeze and water in terms of liquid measure to be used to provide protection from freezing at temperatures to at least 30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

(3)The container does not bear a statement on the label showing the boiling point of a 50 percent by volume mixture of engine coolant or antifreeze and water in degrees Fahrenheit.

(4)The container is one quart or less and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “engine coolant” or “antifreeze” in letters at least 18 inch high on the principal display panel. The container is greater than one quart and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “engine coolant” or “antifreeze” in letters at least 14 inch high on the principal display panel.

(5)The principal ingredient is propylene glycol and the container does not bear a statement on the label not to use an ethylene glycol hydrometer concentration tester for propylene glycol coolants.

(6)The container and carton do not bear a lot or batch number on the label identifying the container lot and date of packaging.

(b)A prediluted engine coolant or prediluted antifreeze is mislabeled if any of the following occurs:

(1)The container does not bear a label on which is printed the brand name, principal ingredient, intended application of the coolant or antifreeze, name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, seller, or distributor, and an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of liquid measure.

(2)The container does not bear a statement on the label showing the protection from freezing in degrees Fahrenheit.

(3)The container does not bear a statement on the label showing the boiling point in degrees Fahrenheit.

(4)The container is one quart or less and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “prediluted engine coolant” or “prediluted antifreeze” in letters at least 18 inch high on the principal display panel. The container is greater than one quart and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “prediluted engine coolant” or “prediluted antifreeze” in letters at least 14 inch high on the principal display panel.

(5)The container is one quart or less and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “DO NOT ADD WATER” in letters at least18 inch high. The container is greater than one quart and does not bear a label on which is printed the words “DO NOT ADD WATER” in letters at least 14 inch high.

(6)The principal ingredient is propylene glycol and the container does not bear a statement on the label not to use an ethylene glycol hydrometer concentration tester for propylene glycol coolants.

(7)The container and carton do not bear a lot or batch number on the label identifying the container lot and date of packaging.

(c)Automatic transmission fluid shall be deemed to be mislabeled if any of the following occurs:

(1)The container does not bear a label on which is printed the brand name, the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, seller, or distributor, the words “Automatic Transmission Fluid,” and the duty type classification.

(2)The container does not bear a label on which is printed an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of liquid measure.

(3)The labeling on the container is false or misleading.

(d)Brake fluid is mislabeled if any of the following occurs:

(1)The container does not bear a label which conforms to the requirements of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department of Transportation, and upon which is printed the brand name.

(2)The container does not bear an accurate statement on the label of the quantity of the contents in terms of liquid measure.

(3)The labeling on the container is false or misleading.



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