SAFEGUARDS | Consumer Products NO. 074/19
According to Title 34 “Labor and Workmen’s Compensation’, Chapter 5A-34 (C.34:5A-34 ‘Definitions’)), asbestos is defined as asbestiform varieties of actinolite, amosite (cummuningtonitegrunerite), anthophyllite, chrysotile (serpentine), crocidolite (riebeckite) and tremolite.
The new law (P.L. 2019, c.114) directs the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to establish a public education program concerning this prohibition. The DEP is also given new statutory powers to enter retail establishments to determine compliance.
In 2015, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund announced their findings on asbestos in children’s crayons and toy crime lab kits. The asbestos found in the tested products was most likely to be a contaminant in talc used as a binding agent in these products (Safeguard 131/15).
Highlights of the new law are summarized in Table 1.
|Jew Jersey AB 4416 (218th Legislature), P.L. 2019, c. 114
An Act Concerning the Sale or Distribution of Products Containing Asbestos, and Supplementing Title 13 of the Revised Statutes
||Products||Prohibited||September 1, 2019|
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