assembly Bill A9223

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of magnetic jewelry which is meant to mimic a tongue piercing and requires a warning printed on other products containing a small magnet

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Feb 09, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A9223 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §396-ll, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9140
2013-2014: A733
2015-2016: A2650
2017-2018: A4929
2019-2020: A4186
2023-2024: A785

A9223 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of jewelry that includes a small magnet which is meant to mimic a tongue, lip or nose piercing; requires a warning printed on the packaging of any other products containing a small magnet.

A9223 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9223
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. PERRY,
   J. RIVERA, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
   Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business  law, in relation to products
   containing small magnets
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 396-ll to read as follows:
   §  396-LL.  PRODUCTS CONTAINING SMALL MAGNETS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION:
   (A) "SMALL MAGNET" SHALL MEAN A MAGNET THAT CAN FIT COMPLETELY INTO  A
 SPECIALLY  DESIGNED  TEST  CYLINDER 2.25 INCHES LONG BY 1.25 INCHES WIDE
 THAT APPROXIMATES THE SIZE OF THE FULLY EXPANDED THROAT OF A CHILD UNDER
 THREE YEARS OLD, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE SMALL  PARTS  CYLINDER,  AS
 PRESCRIBED IN 16 CFR SECTION 1501.4, FIGURE 1; AND
   (B) "MAGNET NOVELTY CONSUMER PRODUCT" SHALL MEAN A PRODUCT MARKETED TO
 ADULTS  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  LEISURE OR STRESS RELIEF THAT CONTAINS A
 MAGNET OR MAGNETS. MAGNET NOVELTY CONSUMER PRODUCTS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
 LIMITED TO, OFFICE TOYS, DESKTOP TOYS, DESK TOYS,  STRESS  RELIEF  TOYS,
 AND PUZZLES.
   2.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION SHALL
 MANUFACTURE, SELL AT RETAIL, OFFER TO SELL, OR DISTRIBUTE AT RETAIL, ANY
 JEWELRY PRODUCT THAT INCLUDES A SMALL MAGNET AND WHICH IS MARKETED AS  A
 PRODUCT DESIGNED TO MIMIC A TONGUE, LIP OR NOSE PIERCING.
   3.  NO  PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY SHALL MANUFAC-
 TURE, SELL AT RETAIL, OFFER TO SELL AT RETAIL, OR DISTRIBUTE ANY  MAGNET
 NOVELTY  CONSUMER  PRODUCT CONTAINING A SMALL MAGNET UNLESS SUCH PERSON,
 FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY CAUSES A NOTICE, WHICH IS CLEAR-
 LY VISIBLE TO THE CONSUMER AND PRINTED IN CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS TYPE, TO
 APPEAR ON THE PACKAGE IN WHICH SUCH PRODUCT IS SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE,
 OR IF UNPACKAGED, ON A LABEL OR TAG AFFIXED TO THE PRODUCT.  SUCH NOTICE
 SHALL CONSIST OF THE SIGNAL WORD "WARNING" AND CONTAIN,  AT  A  MINIMUM,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14309-01-2