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50-644. Thermal insulation, flame spread standards. (a) No person shall manufacture, distribute, offer for sale, sell or install any thermal insulation in this state unless such insulation has been tested in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard E 84, Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, and certified, by an independent testing laboratory approved by the state fire marshal, as having a flame spread rating of 75 or less, or as having a classification representing a flame spread rating not in excess thereof, and is clearly labeled to that effect on the package or, if not contained in a package, is accompanied by a written statement to that effect.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a city or county from requiring a lower maximum flame spread rating than required in this section for thermal insulation which is manufactured, distributed, offered for sale, sold or installed within the jurisdiction of the city or county.

(c) As used in this section, "thermal insulation" means any material designed for installation in the walls, floors or ceilings of a structure for the specific purpose of reducing loss or gain of energy by such structure but shall not include any backing or vapor barrier attached to such material.

(d) Any violation of this section is an unconscionable act or practice under the Kansas consumer protection act.

(e) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas consumer protection act.

History: L. 1978, ch. 209, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 252, § 5; July 1.

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