OHIO S.B. 304 – Product Bans/Recall Requirements
Sponsor: Senator Michael Skindell (D)
Summary: Bans the retail or wholesale sale of any cosmetics or personal care products containing microbeads.
Defines “microbeads” as micro-polymer particles, less than five millimeters in diameter, that are made of synthetic or semi-synthetic polymeric materials such as plyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polymethyl methacrylate or a combination of such polymers. Defines “personal care products” as consumer products manufactured for use in personal hygiene and beautification including anit-bacterial soaps, hand soaps, bar soaps, liquid soaps, body washes, lotions, moisturizers, facial and body cleansers, facial masks, exfoliating facial scrubs, sunscreens, acne treatment products, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, shaving creams and gels and foot care products.
Status: Introduced; referred to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 3/27/2014. Hearing held11/18/2014.
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