New York may require expiration dates on sun-care labels

April 3, 2007

Albany, N.Y. - Two New York state legislators are co-sponsoring a bill that would require expiration dates on sun-care products.

Albany, N.Y. - Two New York state legislators are co-sponsoring a bill that would require expiration dates on sun-care products.

The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, is expected to pass the legislature, reports cosmeticsdesign.com. If Gov. Eliot Spitzer signs the bill into law, it would take effect in January 2008 - and New York would become the first state to have such a law on the books.

The Food and Drug Administration has no rules governing expiration dates on sun-care products. That’s not the case in European Union countries, where regulations mandate "sell by" dates and storage instructions on such products.

The New York bill, if signed into law, would be similar to the EU regulations.