senate Bill S4055A
(R, IP) 0 Senate District
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Regulates cadmium in substrate in children's jewelry; provides that no children's jewelry shall be sold or distributed in this state that contains cadmium in accessible metal or plastic substrate components exceeding certain levels.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the public health law, in relation to regulating
cadmium in substrate of children's
This bill would establish requirements for certain substances in
children's jewelry, consistent with best available science on
protecting children from potential exposure risks, recognizing that
total heavy metal content limits by weight are inconsistent with
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill defines "child," "children's jewelry,"
"jewelry," and contains exclusions from such definitions.
Also sets forth prohibitions in the manufacture of children's jewelry,
including the use of heavy metals in paint and surface coatings in
excess of certain levels prescribed therein as determined through
solubility testing defined in the ASTM International Safety
Specifications on Toy Safety, ASTM F-963 (formerly known as the
American Society for Testing and Materials); cadmium in plastic
components in excess of certain screening levels prescribed therein
as determined through solubility testing defined in EN-71-3 (the
European Union Standard that concerns the" safety of toys" and
specifies requirements for the migration of certain elements); and
cadmium in metal components in excess of certain screening levels
prescribed therein as determined through testing procedures approved
by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lead in children's
jewelry, toys and other children's products is separately regulated
under federal law.
Section 2 adds the effective date.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the federal
agency that administers federal laws concerning children's and other
consumer products. The CPSC protects children and consumers in
general, from exposure to hazardous substances, such as cadmium and
other heavy metals in consumer products, under the Federal Hazardous
Substances Act (FHSA).
This Act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a law,
and children's jewelry manufactured on or after such date shall
comply with the requirements of this Act.
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