Clothing Rental/Sale Regulations

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Businesses that sell or rent clothing must follow hygiene and safety rules. These rules are set by the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

Children's clothing must follow rules about drawstrings. Drawstrings cannot have toggles or knots. Drawstrings for smaller clothes cannot have drawstrings at the neck.

Businesses must wash clothing before a customer can rent it.

Contact the NYSDOS for more information.

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For more information, contact:

NYS Attorney General
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271-0332
Phone: (212) 416-8000
Website: http://www.ag.ny.gov

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