Retailers are subject to requirements and provisions under NC General Statute 130A-309.136:
A manufacturer must not sell or offer for sale or deliver to retailers for subsequent sales new computer equipment or televisions unless:
- the covered device is labeled with the manufacturer's brand, whose label is permanently affixed and readily visible; and
- the manufacturer has filed a registration with NC DENR and is otherwise in compliance with its requirements under Session Law 2010-67.
Effective July 1, 2011, a retailer that sells or offers for sale new computer equipment or televisions must:
- determine that all new covered devices that the retailer is offering for sale are labeled with the manufacturer's brand, whose label is permanently affixed and readily visible; and
- review the NC DENR web site to confirm that the manufacturer of a new covered device is on the list developed and maintained by NC DENR.
A retailer is not responsible for an unlawful sale under this section if the manufacturer's registration expired or was revoked and the retailer took possession of the covered device prior to the expiration or revocation of the manufacturer's registration and the unlawful sale occurred within six months after the expiration or revocation.