assembly Bill A4212

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Sep 04, 2012 enacting clause stricken
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Feb 02, 2011 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A4212 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2690
2013-2014: A5295
2015-2016: A386
2017-2018: A994
2019-2020: A756
2021-2022: A1554

A4212 (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.

A4212 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4212

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. P. RIVERA, COLTON, MAISEL, GABRYSZAK, ROBINSON,
  BENEDETTO, LAVINE, ZEBROWSKI, ORTIZ, JAFFEE, BOYLAND, LUPARDO, WEISEN-
  BERG, MARKEY, MAYERSOHN, SPANO --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  ABBATE,   CAMARA,   FINCH,   V. LOPEZ,   MAGEE,   McDONOUGH,  MILLMAN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, REILLY, SCHIMEL, THIELE,  TOBACCO  --  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:
  (A) "CHILD CARE ARTICLE" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED  OR  INTENDED  BY
THE MANUFACTURER TO FACILITATE SLEEP, RELAXATION OR THE FEEDING OF CHIL-
DREN, OR TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SUCKING OR TEETHING;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00134-01-1