July 8, 2016
In 2014, Vermont’s Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products (S.239) was signed into law. S.239 requires a manufacturer or trade association to report the presence of certain chemicals in products intended for children under 12 years of age to the Vermont Department of Health.
On December 10, 2015 - the formal rule, the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Product Rule, was finalized and went into effect. 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 product quality level (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.
The initial reporting deadline was July 1, 2016 using the online reporting system. However, if the online system was not ready - there would be a 6 month grace period once the online reporting system was finalized.
Why It Matters
On July 1, 2016 - the Vermont Department of Health announced the Chemical Disclosure Program online reporting system is now available for use. Taking into consideration the 6 month grace period, manufacturers are now required to provide disclosures to the Department by January 1, 2017. An Online Reporting System User Guide is has been made available.
How UL Can Help
For more details on how UL can help you navigate multiple levels of chemical regulations to bring regulatory compliant, safe, and quality products to market contact the QAInfo@ul.com. A UL representative will follow up with you soon.