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Metrology Act, 1996

Removing or breaking tags, seals and devices.

25.(1) Subject to subsection (2), every person who removes, defaces or obliterates any marking or tag or wilfully breaks any seal or device that has been placed on or attached to an instrument that is or is to be used for some prescribed purpose is guilty of an offence if that marking, tag, seal or device has been placed on or attached to the instrument by an inspector or by a body under section 12 .

(2) No person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if he or she removes any marking or tag or breaks any seal or device referred to in that subsection for the purpose of altering, adjusting or repairing an instrument, and so informs the user.

(3) The user of the instrument shall, as soon as practicable after being so informed, arrange to have the instrument reverified in accordance with the procedures referred to in section 14 .