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S02533 Summary:

BILL NOS02533
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01492
 
SPONSORCOMRIE
 
COSPNSRAKSHAR, KAVANAGH, PERSAUD
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 490-c, Gen Bus L
 
Requires lithium batteries of less than 1 inch in diameter and products containing such batteries to be labeled with warnings that swallowing such batteries has been known to cause death.
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S02533 Actions:

BILL NOS02533
 
01/28/2019REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
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S02533 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2533
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, AKSHAR, KAVANAGH, PERSAUD -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Consumer Protection
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring warn-
          ings  on  certain  lithium  batteries  and  products  containing  such
          batteries

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  490-c  of the general business law is amended by
     2  adding two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
     3    3. All products sold in this state which utilize lithium batteries  of
     4  less  than  one  inch in diameter as a source of power shall be packaged
     5  with language which reads as follows:
     6    "WARNING: This product is powered by a lithium battery. Due  to  their
     7  small  size,  lithium  batteries  can  easily  be swallowed by children.
     8  Ingestion of such batteries has been known to cause death."
     9    4. All lithium batteries of less than one inch  in  diameter  sold  in
    10  this  state,  or used in products sold in this state, shall have printed
    11  upon them the following language:
    12    "WARNING: This is a lithium battery which if swallowed has been  known
    13  to cause death."
    14    §  2.  The  department  of health shall promulgate any rules and regu-
    15  lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02905-01-9
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