N.Y. General Business Law Section 389-S
Manufacture and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead


1.

When used in this title, “seasonal and decorative lighting product” shall mean portable, plug-connected, temporary-use lighting products and accessories that have a nominal 120-volt input voltage rating.

(a)

Lighting products within the scope of this rule are factory-assembled with push-in, midget or miniature screw base lamp holders connected in series or parallel, directly across the 120-volt input.

(b)

Such lighting products include, but are not limited to lighted decorative outfits such as wired holiday string lights, pre-lit artificial Christmas trees, plants, flowers or wreaths, stockings, stars, candles and light sculptures.

2.

On each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold or delivered by a manufacturer or distributed within this state after the effective date of this section that contains an electrical cord casing in which lead is present in a quantity greater than one hundred parts per million, there shall be printed thereon or attached thereto a warning label.

3.

Such warning label shall contain the following statement: “WARNING: HANDLING THE COATED ELECTRICAL WIRE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER USE.” 4. Any manufacturer who violates this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for each such violation.

Source: Section 389-S — Manufacture and sale of seasonal and decorative lighting products containing lead, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/389-S (updated Mar. 4, 2022; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Mar. 4, 2022

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