The US state of New York has amended its Lead-Containing Jewelry Law (A6041/S4046), which covers jewelry for children aged under twelve years.
Originally enacted in December 2019, the Lead-Containing Jewelry Law was amended in April 2020 following the signing of A8978 by the state’s governor. The changes include:
The requirements for the law, following the amendment are:
The warning statement must include at least:
‘WARNING: CONTAINS LEAD. MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED’
Jewelry is defined as an ornament worn by a person and includes:
Despite the changes, the effective date for the introduction of the warning statement remains unchanged – January 1, 2021.
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