Dept. of Consumer Protection
Online Laws and Regulations:


Devices Covered:
Covers inflatable amusement devices operated at public events, but not those leased for private residential use.
Inspection Program:
Rides/devices must be inspected at least annually, and as often as the Commissioner directs. The Commissioner approves qualified inspectors or civil engineers familiar with amusement rides/devices. Inspectors shall be certified by a nationally recognized professional or trade association (e.g., NAARSO).
Investigative Authority:
The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is the regulatory authority, but the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of State Police, Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, conducts inspections and investigations pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement executed in 2011 with DCP as a result of certain state agency reorganizations.
Reporting Criteria:
Accidents resulting in serious physical injury as defined in CT penal code must be reported within 4 hours. "Serious physical injury" means physical injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health or serious loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ.
Last Update
April 7, 2017


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