New York | Mercury Ban in Cosmetics Takes Effect on June 1, 2023
On December 23, 2022, the Governor of New York State signed a bill (S8291A/A8630A) that modifies the Environmental Conservation Law to include a ban on the use of mercury in cosmetics and personal care products sold in the state. This new mercury ban will be added to existing regulations that restrict the use of 1,4-dioxane in these products. The law will become effective on June 1, 2023, and will require manufacturers and retailers to comply with the new restrictions on the use of mercury in cosmetics and personal care products in order to be in compliance with New York state law.
After the effective date, it will be the responsibility of the relevant state agencies to implement the new law and ensure compliance with its requirements. This may include developing and adopting regulations, providing guidance to manufacturers and retailers, and conducting enforcement activities as needed.