NJ Assembly to Review Children’s Product Safety Awareness Month Proposal

Credit Francis Westfield. On March 4, New Jersey students testified before the General Assembly of Consumer Affairs in Trenton, NJ in support of Children's Product Safety Awareness Month.

A resolution sponsored by the Consumer Affairs Committee of the State of New Jersey Assembly to designate November as Children’s Product Safety Awareness Month will most likely undergo ballot by the State Assembly in the next week. If approved, New Jersey will become the first state to designate a month for children and product safety. The Toy Industry Association (TIA) says the resolution will increase awareness of the importance of play to children and the importance of safety in play.

The resolution is co-sponsored by New Jersey Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (District 37 – Bergen County) and Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (District 18 – Middlesex County).

The proposed bill requests that the governor of New Jersey issue an annual proclamation calling on parents to learn more about safe play as well as review their children’s products. Additionally, the bill requests that the New Jersey Division on Consumer Affairs create a campaign to make parents aware of federal consumer product recall resources such as www.recalls.gov.

Representatives of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) have advocated the resolution.

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Christina Edwards

Christina Edwards

Summer 2010 intern for The Toy Book/Specialty Toys & Gifts