Illinois Approved the Lead Content Labeling Act
The Illinois governor of the United States, Blagojevich, has signed the bill SB 2860 to become Public Act 095-1019 on Dec 23, 2008. The Act amends the current "The Lead Poisoning Prevention Act" and "The Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act".
The Lead Poisoning Prevention Act:
Effective January 1, 2010, the sale of certain children's products that contain a total lead content in any component part more than 0.004% (40ppm) will be prohibited (existing restriction: 0.06% or 600ppm) unless the item bears a warning statement to indicate at least one component part of that item contains excessive lead.
The warning statement shall be shown on the product or the label on the immediate container of the children's product which should be in compliance with 16 CFR 1500.121 adopted under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act requirement.
|WARNING: CONTAINS LEAD.
MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED.
MAY GENERATE DUST CONTAINING LEAD.
The Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act:
Effective January 1, 2009, it will be unlawful for any person to distribute or sell any cosmetics, toiletries, or fragrances containing mercury in the state. A manufacturer of cosmetics, toiletries, or fragrances containing mercury must disclose the level of mercury in the products. A manufacturer who fails to do so will commit a business offence and shall be fined.
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