City Tropics Tanning Salon, located in Nutley, N.J., has been issued a fine for a series of violations including "overexposing" clients to tanning booths. The salon says it was not aware of the rules that brought the violations. Ida Siegal reports.
The now-notorious tanning salon where New Jersey mother Patricia Krentcil allegedly got her infamous tan has gotten some more unwanted attention, this time from the state health department.
City Tropics Tanning Salon in Nutley was hit with a $5,200 fine after state health inspectors conducted an inspection of the salon on May 14 and found a series of violations, including overexposing a customer.
Krentcil often visited the salon and was arrested in late April for allegedly exposing her daughter to harsh UV rays while on a trip to the tanning salon.
According to the Nutley Sun, the health department report cited one person being allowed 24 visits in March. The most number of allowed sessions for someone with "an established base tan" is weekly visits, the paper said.
The owner of the salon calls the fine "ridiculous" and told NBC 4 New York he didn't know those rules about tanning exposure. He believes most salons are also ignorant of the rules.
His policy, he said, is to allow people to tan only once per day.
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