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(a) No person shall abandon, discard, or knowingly permit to remain on premises under his or her control, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned or discarded icebox, refrigerator, or other airtight or semi-airtight container which has a capacity of 1½ cubic feet or more and an opening of 50 square inches or more and which has a door or lid equipped with a hinge, latch, or other fastening device capable of securing such door or lid, without rendering the equipment harmless to human life by removing such hinges, latches or other hardware which may cause a person to be confined therein. This section shall not apply to an icebox, refrigerator or other airtight or semi-airtight container located in that part of a building occupied by a dealer, warehouse official or repair technician.
(b) All sellers of refrigerators, iceboxes or containers, which have an airtight door or lock which may not be released for opening from the inside, shall attach to such refrigerators, iceboxes or containers a statement which shall substantially set forth that it is unlawful to leave outside of any building or dwelling, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned, unattended or discarded icebox, refrigerator or other container, as described in division (a) of this section, without first removing the locks or doors from the icebox, refrigerator or container.
(Ord. 10237. Passed 1-18-54.)
(c) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 599.02.