senate Bill S2710

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
Jan 17, 2017 referred to consumer protection

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S2710 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7353
2011-2012: S2443
2013-2014: S845
2015-2016: S1235
2019-2020: S4431

S2710 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2710 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2710 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2710

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, AVELLA -- 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:
  §  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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