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New York Introduces Bill Concerning Toxic Chemicals in Pet Products

May 20, 2015

New York Democrat Senator Tony Avella has introduced a bill that aims to regulate chemicals found in pet products. The bill is named as New York Senate Bill 4676.

The bill defines pet product as a product intended for, made for or marketed for use by a pet such as toys, car seats, bedding, personal care products and product designed to be chewed by a pet, and pet apparel.

The bill intends to establish an inter-state chemical clearinghouse that will post the list of priority chemicals and chemicals of high concern on the department’s website. These chemicals are tagged as priority chemicals:

  • Tris (1, 3 Dichloro-2-Propyl) Phosphate
  • Benzene
  • Lead and Compounds (Inorganic)
  • Mercury and Mercury Compounds including Methyl Mercury
  • Molybdenum and Molybdenum Compounds
  • Antimony and Antimony Compounds
  • Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds including Arsenic Trioxide and Dimethyl Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds

The bill prohibits the distribution, sale or offer for sale of pet products containing a priority chemical that has been listed for at least 1 year beginning January 1, 2019.