assembly Bill A1554

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 11, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A1554 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S291
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §397-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2690
2011-2012: A4212
2013-2014: A5295
2015-2016: A386
2017-2018: A994
2019-2020: A756, S3166

A1554 (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.

A1554 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1554
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SOLAGES -- 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.
   § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b
 to read as follows:
   § 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.
   2. NO PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
 NY  OR CORPORATION SHALL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE

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