U.S. Maine – Priority Chemicals Added under Safer Chemicals in Children's Products Rules

Vol. 772 | June 16, 2014

On June 2, 2014, the state of Maine adopted three rules adding arsenic, cadmium and mercury as Priority Chemicals under Safer Chemicals in Children's Products rules.

Following children’s products (under 12 years of age) where these chemicals are intentionally added will require reporting to the Maine – Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Bedding, childcare articles, clothing, cosmetics, craft supplies, footwear, games, jewelry and embellishments, safety seats, occasion supplies, personal accessories, personal care product, school supplies, and toys.
Report information: Following information should be provided to the Maine – DEP.

  • The name and address of the manufacturer and the name, address, and phone number of a contact person for the manufacturer;
  • Product description, including the overall size of the product and/or the component of the product that contains Priority Chemical and whether the product or Priority Chemical-containing component of the product, can be placed in the mouth;
  • The number of items sold or distributed in Maine or nationally;
  • The amount of Priority Chemical in the product reported;
  • The function of the Priority Chemical in the product reported; and
  • Any other information the manufacturer deems relevant to the reporting of the chemical

Reporting Deadline: November 28, 2014.


For questions, please contact:
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia
Tel: +1.312.906.7720
Email: pratik.ichhaporia@intertek.com


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