An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA c. 261-B is enacted to read:
CHILDREN'S WIRELESS PROTECTION ACT
§ 1537. Short title
This chapter may be known and cited as "the Children's Wireless Protection Act."
§ 1538. Warning labels for cellular telephones
This bill provides that a retailer may not sell at retail in this State a cellular telephone unless the cellular telephone and its packaging bear a warning label relating to the potential health effects associated with nonthermal effects of cellular telephone radiation. It requires the manufacturer of the cellular telephone to provide the warning labels to the retailer at no cost to the retailer. The bill also requires that any safety notification supplied by a cellular telephone manufacturer must have the language of the safety notification plainly visible on the outside of the product package or, if using a label, the label must be plainly visible on the outside of the package. This bill also requires the retailer to provide an information bulletin to the purchaser of a cellular telephone informing the purchaser of potential health risks associated with the use of cellular telephones. A violation of this provision is a violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act.