senate Bill S4431

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Mar 11, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S4431 (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
2017-2018: S2710

S4431 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4431 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4431 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4431

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

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, and as renumbered by chapter 432 of the
laws of 1974, the section heading and subdivisions 1 and 4 as amended by
chapter 358 of the laws of 1989, 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;
  (2) from propulsion of the article or any part or accessory thereof;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08566-01-9

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