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(a) Every gasoline engine installed in a vessel after April 25, 1940, except an outboard motor, shall be equipped with an acceptable device to control backfire flame. The device shall comply with all of the following:
(1) Be securely attached to the air intake with a flame-tight connection;
(2) Be in proper working order;
(3) Be Coast Guard approved or comply with either SAE J1928 or UL 1111;
(4) Be marked to indicate approval or compliance under division (a)(3) of this section.
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.