On the 7th of January 2015 the New York State has introduced two bills A00106 and S00583 proposed to prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of children’s foam mats containing formamide designed for use by children three years old or younger.
According to the bills, from the 1st of December 2017 no person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation shall sell or offer for sale in the State of New York any foam mat product containing formamide. However it shall not apply to the sale or distribution of foam mat products resold or offered for resale, or distributed by consumers for consumer use.
The proposed act is summarised as:
|Substance||CAS No.||Scope||Limit||Effective date|
|Formamide||75-12-7||Foam mats designed for use by children three years old or younger||Prohibition||December1st, 2017|
1. ”Foam mat product” means all mats, pads, mattresses and cushions designed for use by children three years old or younger, including mats, pads, mattresses and cushions used as or in connection with bedding, changing platforms, strollers and carriages, high chairs, car seats, play pens and toys .
2. “Formamide” means the chemical identified by CAS No. 75-12-7, including methanamide and carbamaldehyde.
CTI remind the toy export enterprises: Firstly keep abreast of the latest technical regulations, master the latest requirements, and enhance the design and production of products;
Secondly improve control of internal quality, control source materials, and strengthen quality testing for manufactured goods.