assembly Bill A10691

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 14, 2010 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A10691 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7353
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง396-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5711, S2443
2013-2014: A5824, S845
2015-2016: A494, S1235
2017-2018: S2710
2019-2020: S4431

A10691 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children.

A10691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A10691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  10691

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 14, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, CAHILL, MILLMAN, CARROZZA, GALEF,
  BARRON,  COLTON,  FIELDS,  GABRYSZAK,  ORTIZ,  WEISENBERG,  JAFFEE  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. CRESPO, GIBSON, GOTTFRIED, GUNTHER,
  JACOBS, KOON, McENENY, PHEFFER  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to hazardous toys
  and other articles intended for use by children

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  396-k  of  the general business law, as added by
chapter 754 of the laws of 1973, the section heading and subdivisions  1
and  4 as amended by chapter 358 of the laws of 1989 and such section as
renumbered by chapter 432 of the laws of 1974, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  396-k. Hazardous toys and other articles intended primarily for use
by children; prohibition and enforcement. 1.  No  person,  firm,  corpo-
ration,  association or agent or employee thereof shall import, manufac-
ture, sell, hold for sale or distribute a toy or other article  intended
for  use  by a child which presents an electrical, mechanical or thermal
hazard OR THAT IS CONTAMINATED WITH ANY TOXIC SUBSTANCE.  The  following
definitions are applicable to this section:
  (a) "Child" means any person less than fourteen years of age;
  (b) A toy or other article presents an electrical hazard if, in normal
use  or  when  subjected  to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its
design or manufacture may cause personal injury or illness by electrical
shock or electrocution;
  (B-1) "TOY" MEANS AN ARTICLE OR ITEM DESIGNED AND MADE FOR THE  AMUSE-
MENT OF A CHILD OR FOR HIS OR HER USE IN PLAY;
  (c)  A toy or other article presents a mechanical hazard if, in normal
use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable  damage  or  abuse,  its
design  or  manufacture presents an unreasonable risk of personal injury
or illness:
  (1) from fracture, fragmentation or disassembly of the article;
  (2) from propulsion of the article or any part or accessory thereof;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.