NY Senate To Vote On New Rules For Toxins In Toys
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate is poised to approve legislation that would phase out the sale of toys that contain potentially hazardous chemicals.
The Democrat-led chamber is scheduled to take up the bill Tuesday.
If signed into law, it would prohibit the sale of toys containing certain toxins including flame retardants and asbestos as of 2023.
It would also require toy manufacturers to disclose potentially harmful chemicals in their products to state regulators. State officials would be directed to pass along the information to consumers.
Similar bills have failed in past years, thanks in part to the opposition of toy makers. They argue that they're already required to comply with federal safety regulations.