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New York Proposes Bill to Ban Formaldehyde in Children's Products

March 16, 2015

Beginning April 1, 2017, Senate Bill 2591 would prohibit retailers from selling children's products that contain intentionally added formaldehyde or intentionally added ingredients that chemically degrade to release free formaldehyde at levels exceeding 0.05 percent. Under the bill, children’s products include the following products intended for children 12 years of age and under:

  • Baby products
  • Toys
  • Car seats
  • Personal care products
  • Products for child development
  • Novelty products
  • Bedding
  • Furniture and furnishings
  • Children’s apparel

New York Senate Bill 2591

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