New York’s Albany County Begins Enforcement of Toxic Free Toys Act on November 1, 2017

10/10/17

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08h00 - 16h30

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The Commissioner of Health has promulgated the “Toxic Free Toys Act,” Local Law No. 1 which regulates certain chemicals in toys and children’s products (including children’s apparel) that are sold in Albany County, New York.


The chemical restrictions for products and apparel within the scope of Local Law No. 1 are preempted by federal law, which includes the Consumer Product Safety Act (CSPA) and Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), or any other applicable federal law/and or policy. 

The following are the chemical restrictions for children’s products and children’s apparel not covered by federal legislation:

Restricted ElementsTotal Limit (ppm)Soluble Limit (ppm)
Antimony -60
Arsenic -25
Cadmium -75
Lead (surface coatings)-90
Lead (substrate)100-
Mercury -60

Albany County Department of Health Definitions

Children’s product: A toy or other article, primarily intended for use by children aged 12 and under.


Children’s apparel:  Any item of clothing that consists of fabric or related material intended or promoted for use in children’s clothing.


Exemptions

• Used children’s products/apparel that are sold or distributed free at secondhand stores, yard sales, or donated to charities.

• Children’s products/apparel sold exclusively online.

• Protective sporting equipment designed to prevent injury.

• Batteries, consumer electronics or electronic components, paper products, or a drug, biologic, medical device, food or food additive regulated by the FDA.


Attestation of Compliance 
Certificate required annually by person selling or offering for sale applicable products. Link to the form is below. This is required no later than Dec. 1, 2017. 

http://www.albanycounty.com/Libraries/Department_of_Health/Attestation_of_Compliance_with_Toxic_Free_Toys_Act.sflb.ashx

   

Toxic Free Toys Act
http://www.albanycounty.com/Libraries/Department_of_Health/Toxic_Free_Toys_Act_Regulations.sflb.ashx


FAQ
http://www.albanycounty.com/Libraries/Department_of_Health/Frequently_Asked_Questions_-_Toxic_Free_Toys_Act.sflb.ashx


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