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Washington State Amends Children’s Safe Product Act CHCC List

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

In October 2013, The Washington State Department of Ecology adopted amendments to the Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule, Chapter 173-334 WAC.  Under the Children’s Safe Product Act, manufacturers and importers are required to report to the department of ecology if their products contain chemicals listed on the Reporting List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCCs).  The CHCC list has been amended to add tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate TDCPP (CAS # 13674-87-8) and to remove n-butanol (CAS # 71-36-3) from the reporting list of chemicals.

Minnesota Bans Formaldehyde in Certain Children’s Products

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Minnesota passed bill HF 458 on May 13, 2013, that bans formaldehyde in certain children’s products. The law defines children’s products as a product primarily designed or intended for children under 8 years of age.  Exclusions to this law include children’s toys covered under testing requirements for ASTM F963, food, beverages medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

As of August 1, 2014, manufacturers and wholesalers may not sell children’s products with intentionally added formaldehyde or any chemical that would degrade to release formaldehyde.

As of August 1, 2015, retailers may not sell children’s product with intentionally added or any chemical that would degrade to release formaldehyde.

As of August 1, 2013, manufacturers must ensure that any chemicals replacing formaldehyde will not cause cancer, genetic damage or reproductive harm; disrupt the endocrine or hormone system; nor cause any systemic toxicity (such as to the nervous system, immune system, or bodily organs).