Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) has signed legislation (H.F. 458) that will prohibit manufacturers and wholesalers from selling personal care products, such as shampoo or lotion designed for use by children younger than age 8, that contain formaldehyde or ingredients that release formaldehyde. Sponsored by Rep. John Persell (D-05A), the bill specifically targets products designed to be “physically applied to or introduced into a child’s body, including any article used as a component of such a product and excluding a food, beverage, dietary supplement, or medical device as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” The ban will take effect on August 1, 2014, for manufacturers and wholesalers and on August 1, 2015, for retailers. Additional details about the bill appear in Issue 2 of this Report.