Durable Juvenile Product Manufacturer

Overview

All Manufacturers of Durable Juvenile Products that are distributed, sold or made available in New York State must be registered with the Department of State. It is the responsibility of members of the industry to understand the Children’s Product Safety and Recall Effectiveness Act.

Term of registration is two years.

laws, rules and regulations 

Requirements

Submit a completed application (Notice of Disclosure) and the required fee to the Department of State.

Fees

There are fees associated with a Durable Juvenile Product Manufacturer registration. You may pay these fees by check or money order made payable to the Department of State or by MasterCard or Visa using a credit card authorization form. DO NOT SEND CASH. Application fees are nonrefundable. A $20 fee will be charged for any check returned by your bank.

  • $25.00 - Initial Application
  • $25.00 - Renewal Application
  • $25.00 - Change of Personal Name and/or Address (No fee is required if a name change is the result of a change in marital status)
  • $25.00 - Duplicate License/Registration Request

Renew or Update

Renew Your License

You are eligible to renew your license 90 days prior to your license expiration date. Your license expiration date is printed on the license.

Renewal forms are mailed approximately 90 days prior to the license expiration date. Complete and submit the renewal form to the address on the form.

If you are eligible to renew your license and you have not received a renewal form, email the Division of Licensing Services and request a form. Your email must include your full name, mailing address, license type, unique identification number and expiration date of your license.

Update Your License

To update your personal name, business or residence address download, complete and submit the Change Notice to the address on the form.

To request a duplicate license certificate, complete and submit the Duplicate License/Registration Request to the address on the form.

Change Notice

Duplicate License/Registration Request

Apply

To apply for a Durable Juvenile Product Manufacturer registration, submit a completed application to the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.

Additional Forms/Information:

Credit Card Authorization Form

Licensee Search

Searches are limited to active licenses only. 

Search by ID Number (Unique ID or Registration Number)

Search by Name (last name, first name and optionally city/zip code/county)

Search by Business Name (business name and optionally city/zip code/county)

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this site is up to date and accurate. As the Department relies upon information provided to it, the information's completeness or accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that information pertaining to residence addresses is not included on this database. Such information is protected by privacy law.

FAQs

What is a Durable Juvenile Product?

“Durable Juvenile Product” means products intended for use, or that may be reasonably expected to be used, by children under the age of five (5) years including: cribs, bath seats, stationary activity centers, walkers, children’s folding chairs, infant bath tubs, toddler beds, gates/enclosures for confining a child, swings, high chairs, infant carriers, bassinets/cradles, changing tables, infant slings, booster seats/hook on chairs, play yards, strollers, bed rails, infant bouncers.

In addition to filing a notice of disclosure, what are the other requirements for Durable Juvenile Product Manufacturers, Commercial Dealers and Retailers and Non-retailers?

Owner Safety Cards – must be included with all sales to initial consumer of durable juvenile products

Labeling of Products – children’s products must be labeled as prescribed by 15 USC 2063 and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission rules

Recall and Warning requirements (Within 24 hours of recall)

  1. Must file prescribed incident form with Department of State.
  2. Contact in writing all known retailers with direction to stop the sales or distribution of the product and provide direction on disposition of products
  3. Dealer must post on website, if website available, specific recall and warning notification information
  4. Contact all consumers who returned product owner’s safety card and provide specific recall and warning information

 

Disposition of Defective Children’s or Durable Juvenile Products requirements:

  1. File the prescribed certificate of disposition form with Department of State within 90 days of recall.
  2. Disposes of the recalled product in a manner that is consistent with state and federal environmental standards

Retailers Responsibilities include:

  1. Ensure that children’s products and durable juvenile products include the appropriate labels
  2. Upon notification of a recall, the retailer must within one business day:

a. Remove defective products from the store shelves

b. Take steps to ensure that such defective product is not sold or otherwise made available including implementing a mechanism to prevent a recalled product from being purchased at the point of sale

c. Post recall or warning notice conspicuously for at least 60 days at all of the retailer’s locations where such item had been or was being sold

d. When consumer contact information is available to the retailer, they should contact the initial consumer to provide the recall or warning information.


Non-Retail Sales Responsibilities:

  1. Conspicuous Internet Resale notice must be made available by any person that operates or manages a website that serves as a platform for the sale or distribution of children’s products or durable juvenile products
  2. Prominent secondhand dealer notice must be prominently posted by second hand dealers instructing consumer on how to obtain recall information.


What must I submit with my application and fee?

A description of the types and variety of durable juvenile products sold or offered in the State must accompany your application.

Who is the Contact Person?

The “contact person” is any individual who has ownership in the business. This person indicates their name and home address on the application and signs the application affirmation.

Is there a current list of Children’s Product Recalls?

Yes. Current List of Children’s Product Recalls

Contact Contact the Division of Licensing Services

Contact

Mailing Information:
NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services
PO Box 22001
Albany NY 12201-2001


Please note: If you utilize express services or next day ground services such as UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc. you should use the physical address of the building.

Albany Physical Address

Division of Licensing Services
1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231

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Phone Information:

General Information (518) 474-4429
Security Guard and Armored Car Guard Information (518) 474-7569

Call Center Representatives are available from 8:45am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday except on Legal Holidays.

Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-disabled callers, please use 7-1-1

For all other inquiries, email Licensing Services

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Visitor & Customer Service Center Information:

Below is a listing of Licensing Customer Service Centers and the hours of operation. All Customer Service Centers are following COVID-19 guidelines and all visitors are asked to abide by these guidelines. Please monitor this page for updates to office hours, guidelines and or any closures.

Albany: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow 
COVID guidelines.
NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services
1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231


Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Important note about Apostille and Certification of Authentication Services: Apostille and Certification of Authentication documents may be dropped off for processing. Customers may provide prepaid envelopes for priority returns. Priority appointments based on travel plans within two weeks may be scheduled at our Albany or New York City customer service office. For further information, please visit 
https://dos.ny.gov/apostille-or-certificate-authentication

Parking
Limited on street metered parking is available for 1 Commerce Plaza in Albany. The Office of General Services has various parking lots throughout downtown Albany which have limited visitor parking. To find out more information about the 
OGS lots, please visit their website.  
 

New York City: This office is open for all services with the exception of walk-in apostille processing. Apostilles will not be processed without a previously scheduled priority appointment. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
123 William St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10038-3804

Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm

*Important note about Apostille and Certification of Authentication Services: Apostille and Certification of Authentication documents may be dropped off for processing. Customers may provide prepaid envelopes for priority returns. Priority appointments based on travel plans within two weeks may be scheduled at our Albany or New York City customer service office. For further information, please visit https://dos.ny.gov/apostille-or-certificate-authentication

 

Binghamton: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building
44 Hawley Street, Room 1506
Binghamton, NY 13901-4455
(518) 474-4429


Customer Service hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Buffalo: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
295 Main Street, 8th Floor, Suite 821
Buffalo, NY 14203
(518) 474-4429


Customer Service hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Hauppauge: This office is open for all services. All visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-5519
(518) 474-4429


Customer Service hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Utica: This office is closed until further notice.

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
State Office Building
207 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501-2812
(518) 474-4429