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299F.841 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. The terms used in sections 299F.840 to 299F.848 have the meanings given them in this section.

Subd. 2. Renumbered subd 8

Subd. 3. Renumbered subd 7

Subd. 4. Filling material. "Filling material" includes cotton, wool, kapok, feathers, down, hair, liquid, or other natural or artificial material, substance, or prefabricated form, concealed or not concealed, to be used or that could be used in seating furniture.

Subd. 5. Manufacturer. "Manufacturer" means a person or the person's employee or agent who makes an article of seating furniture in whole or in part.

Subd. 6. Public occupancies. "Public occupancies" means:

(1) jails, prisons, and penal institutions;

(2) hospitals, mental health facilities, and similar health care facilities;

(3) nursing care and convalescent homes;

(4) child day care centers;

(5) public auditoriums and stadiums; and

(6) public assembly areas of hotels and motels containing more than ten articles of seating furniture.

Subd. 7. Seating furniture. "Seating furniture" means movable or stationery furniture, manufactured on or after January 1, 1992, including children's furniture, that is made of or with loose or attached cushions or pillows or is itself stuffed or filled in whole or in part with filling material; is or can be stuffed or filled in whole or in part with any substance or material, hidden or concealed by fabric or other covering, including cushions or pillows belonging to or forming a part of the furniture; together with the structural units, the filling material, and its container and its covering that can be used as a support for the body of a human being or a person's limbs and feet when sitting or resting in an upright or reclining position.

Subd. 8. Sell. "Sell" includes sell, offer or expose for sale, barter, trade, deliver, give away, rent, consign, lease, or possess with an intent to sell or dispose of in any other commercial manner.

HIST: 1986 c 444; 1990 c 465 s 2

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