A09959 Summary:

COSPNSRGalef, Braunstein, Solages, Robinson, Gottfried, Hooper
MLTSPNSRCrespo, Englebright, Simon
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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A09959 Actions:

05/02/2016referred to consumer affairs and protection
06/01/2016reported referred to codes
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A09959 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 2, 2016
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring warn-
          ings  on  certain  lithium  batteries  and  products  containing  such
          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.
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