assembly Bill A386

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 07, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
May 27, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A386 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2690
2011-2012: A4212
2013-2014: A5295
2017-2018: A994
2019-2020: A756
2021-2022: A1554

A386 (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.

A386 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   386

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, ROBERTS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  CLARK  --  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;
  (B) "TOY" MEANS ALL PRODUCTS DESIGNED OR INTENDED BY THE  MANUFACTURER
TO BE USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY PLAY.

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