Bill Status of HB4351 95th General Assembly
Short Description: PHTHALATES-CHILD PRODUCTS
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Harry Osterman - Lou Lang - Constance A. Howard, Mike Boland, Elizabeth Hernandez, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia and Charles E. Jefferson
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Children's Products Safety Act. Provides that no person or entity shall manufacture, sell, or distribute in commerce any toy or child care article that contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), in concentrations exceeding 0.1 percent. Provides that no person or entity shall manufacture, sell, or distribute in commerce any toy or child care article intended for use by a child under 3 years of age if that product can be placed in the child's mouth and contains diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), in concentrations exceeding 0.1 percent. Provides that manufacturers shall use the least toxic alternative when replacing phthalates in accordance with the Act. Provides that manufacturers shall not replace phthalates with carcinogens rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as A, B, or C carcinogens, or substances listed as known or likely carcinogens, known to be human carcinogens, likely to be human carcinogens, or suggestive of being human carcinogens. Provides that manufacturers shall not replace phthalates with reproductive toxicants that cause birth defects, reproductive harm, or developmental harm as identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Effective January 1, 2009.