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410 ILCS 45/6
(410 ILCS 45/6)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1306)
(a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
"Body piercing jewelry" means any part of jewelry that is
manufactured or sold for placement in a new piercing or a mucous
membrane, but does not include any part of that jewelry that is not
placed within a new piercing or a mucous membrane.
"Children's jewelry" means jewelry that is made for, marketed for use by, or marketed to children under the age of 12 and includes jewelry that meets any of the following conditions:
(1) represented in its packaging, display, or
advertising as appropriate for use by children under the age of 12;
(2) sold in conjunction with, attached to, or
packaged together with other products that are packaged, displayed, or advertised as appropriate for use by children under the age of 12;
(3) sized for children and not intended for use by
(4) sold in any of the following places: a vending
machine; a retail store, catalogue, or online Web site in which a person exclusively offers for sale products that are packaged, displayed, or advertised as appropriate for use by children; or a discrete portion of a retail store, catalogue, or online Web site in which a person offers for sale products that are packaged, displayed or advertised as appropriate for use by children.
"Child care article" means an item that is designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate the sleep, relaxation, or feeding of children 6 years of age or younger or to help with children 6 years of age or younger who are sucking or teething. An item meets this definition if it is (i) designed or intended to be used directly in the mouth by the child or (ii) is used to facilitate sleep, relaxation, or feeding of children 6 years of age or younger or help with children 6 years of age or younger who are sucking or teething and, because of its proximity to the child, is likely to be mouthed, chewed, sucked, or licked.
"Jewelry" means any of the following ornaments worn by a person:
(A) Ankle bracelet.
(B) Arm cuff.
(G) Cuff link.
(H) Hair accessory.
(K) Decorative pin.
(M) Body piercing jewelry.
(N) Jewelry placed in the mouth for display or
(O) Any charm, bead, chain, link, pendant, or other
component of the items listed in this definition.
(P) A charm, bead, chain, link, pendant, or other
attachment to shoes or clothing that can be removed and may be used as a component of an item listed in this definition.
(Q) A watch in which a timepiece is a component of an
item listed in this definition, excluding the timepiece itself if the timepiece can be removed from the ornament.
"Toy containing paint" means a toy with an accessible component containing any external coating, including, but not limited to, paint, ink, lacquer, or screen printing, designed for or intended for use by children under the age of 12 at play. For the purposes of this Section, "toy" is any object designed, manufactured, or marketed as a plaything for children under the age of 12 and is excluded from the definitions of "child care article" and "jewelry". In determining whether a toy containing paint is designed for or intended for use by children under the age of 12, the following factors shall be considered:
(i) a statement by a manufacturer about the intended
use of the product, including a label on the product, if such statement is reasonable;
(ii) whether the product is represented in its
packaging, display, promotion, or advertising as appropriate for children under the age of 12; and
(iii) whether the product is commonly recognized by
consumers as being intended for use by a child under the age of 12.
(b) Children's products. Effective January 1, 2010, no person, firm, or corporation shall sell, have, offer for sale, or transfer the items listed in this Section that contain a total lead content in any component part of the item that is more than 0.004% (40 parts per million) but less than 0.06% (600 parts per million) by total weight or a lower standard for lead content as may be established by federal or State law or rule unless that item bears a warning statement that indicates that at least one component part of the item contains lead.
The warning statement for items covered under this subsection (b) shall contain at least the following: "WARNING: CONTAINS LEAD. MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED. COMPLIES WITH FEDERAL STANDARDS.".
An entity is in compliance with this subsection (b) if the warning statement is provided on the children's product or on the label on the immediate container of the children's product.
This subsection (b) does not apply to any product for which federal law governs warning in a manner that preempts State authority.
The warning statement required under this subsection (b) is not required if the component parts of the item containing lead are inaccessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse as defined by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The warning statement required under this subsection (b) is not required if the component parts in question are exempt from third-party testing as determined by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(c) Other lead-bearing substance. No person, firm, or corporation shall have,
offer for sale, sell, or give away any lead-bearing substance that may be
used by the general public, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Section, unless it bears the warning statement as
prescribed by federal rule. (i) If no rule is prescribed, the
warning statement shall be as follows when the lead-bearing substance is a lead-based paint or surface coating: "WARNING--CONTAINS LEAD. MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED. See Other Cautions on
(Side or Back) Panel. Do not apply on toys, or other children's articles,
furniture, or interior, or exterior exposed surfaces of any residential
building or facility that may be occupied or used by children. KEEP OUT OF
THE REACH OF CHILDREN.". (ii) If no rule is prescribed, the warning statement shall be as follows when the lead-bearing substance contains lead-based paint or a form of lead other than lead-based paint: "WARNING CONTAINS LEAD. MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED. MAY GENERATE DUST CONTAINING LEAD. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.".
For the purposes of this subsection (c), the generic term of a product, such as "paint" may be substituted
for the word "substance" in the above labeling.
(d) The warning statements on items covered in subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section shall be in accordance with, or substantially similar to, the following:
(1) the statement shall be located in a prominent
place on the item or package such that consumers are likely to see the statement when it is examined under retail conditions;
(2) the statement shall be conspicuous and not
obscured by other written matter;
(3) the statement shall be legible; and
(4) the statement shall contrast with the typography,
layout and color of the other printed matter.
Compliance with 16 C.F.R. 1500.121 adopted under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act constitutes compliance with this subsection (d).
(e) The manufacturer or importer of record shall be responsible for compliance with this Section.
(f) Subsection (c) of this Section does not apply to any component part of a consumer electronic product, including, but not limited to, personal computers, audio and video equipment, calculators, wireless phones, game consoles, and handheld devices incorporating a video screen used to access interactive software and their associated peripherals, that is not accessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use of the product. A component part is not accessible under this subsection (f) if the component part is not physically exposed by reason of a sealed covering or casing and does not become physically exposed through reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product. Paint, coatings, and electroplating, singularly or in any combination, are not sufficient to constitute a sealed covering or casing for purposes of this Section. Coatings and electroplating are sufficient to constitute a sealed covering for connectors, power cords, USB cables, or other similar devices or components used in consumer electronics products.
(Source: P.A. 97-612, eff. 1-1-12; 98-690, eff. 1-1-15