( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2019-08-29 16:17:21 )
The US state of Vermont has revised its disclosure program for chemicals of high concern to children (CHCC) in children’s products.
The revision contains several important changes to the reporting rules, including:
• Addition of twenty new CHCCs (see below)
• Establishing the process for adding and removing CHCCs from the list, and how a chemical may be prohibited for sale or distribution
• Reporting on or before August 31, 2020 will be for products offered for sale between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2020
• Revising the reporting frequency from biennially to annually for submissions after August 31, 2020
Vermont signed the S.238 bill into law (Act 188 codified as V.S.A. Title 18: Chapter 38A ‘Chemicals of High Concern to Children’) in June 2014. It requires manufacturers of children’s products, or a trade association representing them, to report the presence of CHCCs to the Department of Health (DOH). Reporting is required if the CHCC is in an accessible component of a children’s product, and is either:
• Intentionally added and is greater than the practical quantification limit (PQL)
• A contaminant that is equal to or greater than 100 ppm
The twenty newly added CHCCs are:
67. Bisphenol S (BPS)
68. Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)
69. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
70. Triphenyl phosphate (TPP)
71. Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TDBPP)
72. Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP)
73. Dipentyl phthalate (DPP, DPNP)
74. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
75. Bisphenol F (BPF)
76. Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP)
77. Tricresyl phosphate (TCP)
78. Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP)
79. Bis (2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH)
80. Bis (chloromethyl) propane-1,3-diyl tetrakis-(2-chloroethyl) bis(phosphate) (V6)
81. Isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (IPTPP)
82. Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE)
83. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs); Chlorinated paraffins
84. 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB)
85. Lead and lead compounds
86. Di-(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate (DMEP)
Stakeholders should be aware that the S.55 bill, signed into law on June 19, 2019, requires the inclusion of the brand, product model and universal code (UPC code), if available, in the CHCC reporting rule.
The newly adopted rule came into effect on August 15, 2019.
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