AB 1319 (Butler): Product Safety: Bisphenol A
Author: Betsy Butler (D- 53th District)
CHI Position: OPPOSE
Summary: Existing law prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution in commerce of certain toys and child care articles, as defined, if those products contain specified types of phthalates in concentrations exceeding 1/10 of 1%.
Existing law also requires manufacturers to use the least toxic alternative when replacing phthalates in their products and would prohibit manufacturers from replacing phthalates with certain carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.
The bill would enact the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act, which would, except as specified, prohibit, on and after January 1, 2013, the manufacture, sale, or distribution in commerce of any bottle, cup, or liquid, food, or beverage in a can, jar, or plastic bottle that contains bisphenol A, or that is lined with a material that contains bisphenol A, at a level above 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). It would also, except as specified, prohibit, on and after July 1, 2013, the manufacture, sale, or distribution of liquid infant formula in a can or plastic bottle containing bisphenol A or lined with a material containing it. The bill would also require manufacturers to use the least toxic alternative when replacing bisphenol A in containers in accordance with this bill.
This bill would repeal these provisions if the Department of Toxic Substances Control adopts a specified regulatory response.