December 9, 2015
Vermont’s Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products (S.239) was signed into law on June 10, 2014. The formal rule, the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Product Rule was finalized and goes into effect on December 10, 2015.
This rule was adopted for the purposes of implementing, administering, or enforcing the requirements of this chapter. This rule provides the requirements for the disclosure and reporting of toxic substances that are intentionally added to a children’s product at a level above the practical quantitation limits (PQL) produced by the manufacturer or are present in a children’s product produced by the manufacturer as a contaminant at concentrations of 100 parts per million (PPM) or greater.
Why It Matters
The first reporting period will be from January 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016.
Beginning on July 1, 2016, and biennially thereafter, a manufacturer of a children’s product or a trade association representing a manufacturer of children’s products, shall submit to the Department the notice for each chemical of high concern in a children’s product.
Children mean an individual or individuals less than 12 years of age.
Children’s products include but not limited to toys, cosmetics, jewelry, car seats, and childcare articles. The bill lists 66 chemicals of high concern to children (CHCC) and the list is identical to the chemicals in the Washington CPSA.
A manufacturer or importer must pay a $200 fee for each notice required under the law.
Beginning July 1, 2017, and biennially thereafter, the Commissioner of Health shall review the list of chemicals to determine if additional chemicals should be added to the list.
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