Due to serious gaps in regulation, many children’s products — including toys, car seats, baby care products, toiletries, school supplies, and even furniture — contain chemicals that are linked to cancer, asthma, and other health problems.
That’s why our New York State Legislature passed the Child Safe Products Act — also known as the “toxic toys bill” — a much-needed measure to protect our children from the toxic chemicals that we know are present in toys and other products they use every day.
However, six months later, Governor Cuomo still has not signed this bill into law, and we need your help.
The bill gives parents the information they need to keep their kids safe, requiring manufacturers to disclose the presence of toxic chemicals in children’s products. In addition, it will stop the most dangerous chemicals, like asbestos and toxic flame retardants, from being used in children’s products altogether. Significantly, the bill also creates a framework for banning additional dangerous chemicals in children’s products in the future.
We need Governor Cuomo to sign this critical children’s health measure. Tell him that you support the Child Safe Products Act and that you want him to sign it into law now!