MISSISSIPPI H.B. 144 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

Sponsor: Representative Bob Evans (D)

Summary: Restricts manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers from selling or distributing children’s products that contain lead, cadmium or phthalates.

Restricts “Lead” amounts to 0.009 percent by weight, 90 parts per million.

Restricts “Cadmium” amounts to 0.004 percent by weight, 40 parts per million.

Restricts “Phthalates” amounts to 0.10 percent by weight, 1,000 parts per million.

States “Children’s products” to include toys, children’s cosmetics, children’s jewelry, or child car seats. Includes products designed or intended by the manufacturer to help a child with teething, feeding, assisting in facilitating sleep or clothing worn by children.

States “Children’s cosmetics” are cosmetics that are made for or marketed to children under the age of 12.

States “Children’s jewelry” as jewelry that is made for or marketed to children under the age of 12.

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Status: Introduced and referred to House Public Health and Human Services Committee 1/13/2014. Failed to meet committee deadline 2/4/2014. Failed upon adjournment 4/6/2014.

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