On November 19, 2015, the U.S. state of Vermont Legislative Council approved the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rulei, under Act No. 188ii relating to the regulation of toxic substances. This rule went into effect December 10, 2015.
Under this rule, “child” or “children” means an individual or individuals under 12 years of age. Children’s product means any consumer product, marketed for use by, marketed to, sold, offered for sale, or distributed to children in the state of Vermont, including toys; children’s cosmetics; children’s jewelry; a product designed or intended by the manufacturer to help a child with sucking or teething, to facilitate sleep, relaxation, or the feeding of a child, or to be worn as clothing by children; and child car seats. Products exempted from the scope of this rule are: packaging of the children’s products within scope, food, beverage, tobacco products, pesticides, drugs, ammunition, aircraft, motor vehicles, vessels, consumer electronics products, interactive software, snow sporting equipment and used products.
Beginning July 1, 2016 , and biennially thereafter, a manufacturer or importer of children’s products is required to file a notice to the Department of Health if an accessible component of the children’s product contains a chemical of high concern (CHCC) that is:
Currently, there are 66 chemicals on the Vermont Reporting Rule CHCC listiii and they are identical to those contained in the Washington Children’s Safe Products Act – Reporting Rule. Beginning on July 1, 2017, and biennially thereafter, the Commissioner of Health shall review the CHCC list to determine if additional chemicals shall be added.
A fee of $200 will be collected for each notice. The disclosure notice shall include the following information:
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Megan Liu