|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 07, 2012||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6421
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S6421 - Details
S6421 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6421 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring that manufacturers and sellers of certain consumer products place a tipping warning on such products PURPOSE: Provides that sellers of certain products give written notice to consumers of the availability of devices to prevent tipping of household products to prevent injury to young children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the general business law is amended by adding a new Section 399-j which establishes required notice to consumers. Section 2 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Each year, nationwide, an estimated 3,000 young children ages 5 and under are needlessly injured by Television sets falling or tipping over. In addition, at least 100 people, mostly young children, have been killed since 2000 by falling televisions or other furniture according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children often climb to reach the controls of a television, or the pull on hanging cords which causes the television to topple off the stand.
S6421 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6421 I N S E N A T E February 7, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HUNTLEY, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring that manufacturers and sellers of certain consumer products place a tipping warning on such products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-j to read as follows: S 399-J. REQUIRED TIPPING WARNING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COVERED CONSUMER PRODUCT" MEANS ANY: (1) DRESSER, BOOKCASE, BUREAU, ARMOIRE, OR SIMILAR FURNITURE DESIGNED TO STORE, DISPLAY, OR OTHERWISE PLACE ITEMS, THAT IS FORTY-TWO INCHES OR MORE IN HEIGHT; (2) TELEVISION WITH A DISPLAY SCREEN THAT IS NINETEEN INCHES OR MORE IN LENGTH; (3) TELEVISION STAND; AND (4) SUCH OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCT AS THE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE FOR ACHIEVING THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION. (B) "TIPPING WARNING" MEANS A LABEL, HANGTAG, SHIELD OR PLATE WHICH IS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO THE CONSUMER CONTAINING A NOTICE REGARDING THE TIPPING DANGER CERTAIN CONSUMER PRODUCTS POSE TO CHILDREN AND THE EXIST- ENCE OF SEPARATELY AVAILABLE DEVICES DESIGNED TO ANCHOR, STABILIZE, OR OTHERWISE REDUCE OR PREVENT PRODUCT TIPPING AND ACCIDENTAL INJURY OR DEATH, PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO YOUNG CHILDREN, AS PRESCRIBED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD, IN CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS TYPE. 2. (A) NO PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY WHICH MANU- FACTURES OR ASSEMBLES COVERED CONSUMER PRODUCTS SHALL MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLE, SELL, OFFER TO SELL, OR DISTRIBUTE IN THIS STATE SUCH COVERED CONSUMER PRODUCTS UNLESS SUCH PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY WHICH MANUFACTURES OR ASSEMBLES SUCH COVERED CONSUMER PRODUCTS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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