senate Bill S6421

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that sellers of certain products give written notice to consumers of the availability of devices to prevent tipping and injury to young children

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Feb 07, 2012 referred to consumer protection

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S6421 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A64
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-j, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A3631, S732

S6421 - Summary

Requires that manufacturers and sellers of certain consumer products place a tipping warning on such products.

S6421 - Sponsor Memo

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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