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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 526
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F.S. 526.52
526.52 Specifications; adulteration and misbranding.
(1) The department shall establish specifications for brake fluid which shall promote the public safety in the operation of automotive vehicles and may amend such specifications by regulation, but in no event shall the specifications for brake fluid fall below the minimum specifications established by the Society of Automotive Engineers for brake fluid, heavy-duty-type.
(2) A brake fluid is deemed to be adulterated if its contents have been changed after registration, without reregistration, or its quality or characteristics fall below the specification for brake fluid established by the department.
(3) Brake fluid is deemed to be misbranded:
(a) If its container does not bear on its side or top a label on which is printed the name and place of business of the registrant of the product, the words “brake fluid,” and a statement that the product therein equals or exceeds the minimum specification of the Society of Automotive Engineers for brake fluid, heavy-duty-type, the United States Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 116, or other specified standard identified in department rule. The department may require by rule that the duty-type classification appear on the label.
(b) If the container does not bear on its side or top an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of liquid measure.
(c) If the labeling on the container is false or misleading in any particular.
(4) The words and letters required by this section shall appear on the label in legible type, in English.
History.s. 1, ch. 61-390; s. 30, ch. 2012-67.