assembly Bill A2690

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of toys and child care products containing phthalates

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A2690 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S372
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4212
2013-2014: A5295
2015-2016: A386
2017-2018: A994
2019-2020: A756
2021-2022: A1554

A2690 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the manufacture, distribution and sale of certain toys and child care products containing phthalates; imposes a civil fine of not less than $10,000 a day for violation of such provisions.

A2690 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2690

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 21, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. P. RIVERA, COLTON, BENEDETTO, JAFFEE, MAISEL,
  LAVINE, EDDINGTON, BOYLAND,  FIELDS,  GABRYSZAK,  ZEBROWSKI,  LUPARDO,
  ROBINSON,  ORTIZ,  WEISENBERG,  MARKEY,  MAYERSOHN,  ESPAILLAT, SPANO,
  PERALTA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.    ABBATE,  ALFANO,  CAMARA,
  CHRISTENSEN,  DelMONTE,  ERRIGO,  FINCH,  V. LOPEZ,  MAGEE, McDONOUGH,
  MILLMAN, PEOPLES, REILLY, SCHIMEL, THIELE, TOBACCO,  TOWNSEND,  WALKER
  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and
  Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  manufacture, distribution and sale of toys  and  child  care  products
  containing phthalates

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
phthalates  are  a  class  of chemicals used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
plastic to improve flexibility and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the
product. Phthalates are used in  many products intended for use by young
children including, but not limited to, teethers, toys and soft  plastic
books.
  It  is  further  found  that  there is extensive scientific literature
reporting the hormone disrupting effect of phthalates,  and  substantial
evidence that levels of the phthalates of concern are found in humans at
levels  associated  with  adverse  effects. Population studies show that
virtually everyone carries some level of phthalates in their  body.  For
the general population, the oral route of exposure is considered a major
route.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b
to read as follows:
  S 397-B. TOYS AND CHILD CARE PRODUCTS; PHTHALATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03669-01-9