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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S845
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S845 - Details
S845 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S845 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children PURPOSE: Amends the current provisions of the hazardous toy prohibitions currently contained in the general business law to include the definition of a toy contaminated by a toxic substance in response to the recent influx of lead tainted toys. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 396-k of the General business law to add new subsection (1) (b-1) to define toy as an article or item designed for the amusement of a child or for his or her use in play. Also, adds new (1) (e) to define a toy contaminated with a toxic substance as a toy: 1) coated with lead paint in excess of federal regulations, or soluble compounds of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, selenium or barium; 2) consisting in whole or part of a diseased, contaminated, filthy or putrid substance; 3) produced, prepared, packed or shipped under unsanitary conditions; 4) stuffed or padded with toxic substances; or 5) stuffed toy that is not securely wrapped or packaged.
S845 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 845 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 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; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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