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New York Senate has proposed New York Senate Bill 2710 intended for hazardous toys and other articles for children. The bill is introduced by Senators Kevin Parker and Tony Avella.

The bill adds to the list of hazardous toys and other articles intended for use by children by restricting products contaminated with any toxic substance. Contaminated toys and articles are defined as:

  • coated with paints and lacquers containing compounds of lead of which the lead content (calculated as Pb) is in excess of that permitted by federal regulations contained in Section 1500.17 of Title 16  of  the Code  of  Federal  Regulations adopted pursuant to the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, Chapter 30 (commencing with Section 1261) of Title 15 of the United States Code,  or  soluble  compounds  of  antimony,  arsenic, cadmium,  mercury,  selenium  or  barium,  introduced as such. Compounds shall be considered soluble if quantities in excess of 0.1 percent  are dissolved  by  5 percent hydrochloric acid after stirring for 10 minutes at room temperature;
  • consisting in whole or in part of a diseased, contaminated, filthy, putrid or decomposed substance;
  • produced, prepared, packed, shipped, or held under unsanitary or  other conditions whereby it may have become contaminated with filth or hazardous materials or otherwise rendered injurious to health;
  • stuffed, padded or lined with materials that are toxic or that would otherwise be hazardous if ingested, inhaled, or contacted; or
  • is a stuffed, padded or lined toy that is not securely wrapped or packaged.

The bill was introduced on January 17, 2017.

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