US Vermont – Chemical Disclosure Guidance for Chidren’s Product Manufacturers

​In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 188. The Act, now 18 V.S.A. Chapter 38A, requires that manufacturers report to the Vermont Department of Health (Department) when their children’s products contain one or more chemicals of high concern to children (CHCC) (total 86 substances listed) and if offered for sale in Vermont. Recently, the Department issued a guidance providing information to the manufacturers responsible for reporting to the Department as required by the Act 188. The guidance defines and explains key terms and concepts relating to the statute and rule. Children’s products mean any consumer product, marketed for use by, marketed to, sold, offered for sale, or distributed to children aged 12 or below in the State of Vermont including: ​toys children’s cosmetics children’s jewelery 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 child car seats​ Manufacturer of children’s products offered for sale and distrubtion in the State shall submit a notice having the following information to the Department on two specified dates​ every year: January 31 and July 31. The first report submission is on January 31, 2022, for the period from September 1, 2020, to January 31, 2022, and biannually thereafter. ​The name of the chemical used or produced and its chemical abstracts service registry number A description of the product / product component The brand name, product model, and the universal product code Substance concentration in ppm by weight The name, address and phone number of the manufacturer Any other relevant information The function of the chemical in the product The updates to the rule took effect on September 1.