assembly Bill A494

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
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A494 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1235
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง396-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10691, S7353
2011-2012: A5711, S2443
2013-2014: A5824, S845
2017-2018: S2710
2019-2020: S4431

A494 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children.

A494 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   494

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, CAHILL, GALEF, COLTON, ORTIZ, JAFFEE
  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED, GUNTHER -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and 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:

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