Green Chemistry, TSCA and Other Chemical Regulation Updates Affecting the Toy Industry (Webinar)

May 27, 2014 | Green Chemistry, TSCA and Other Chemical Regulation Updates Affecting the Toy Industry is an upcoming Toy Industry Association (TIA) webinar that will inform design and production teams, safety and compliance officers, government affairs representatives, toy retailers, testing laboratories and other interested parties about current  “Green Chemistry” initiatives that affect toy companies and retailers. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 5th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern); registration is now open.

Moderated by Alan Kaufman, TIA senior vice president of technical affairs, the session will begin with presentations by Rachel Hedge, TIA director of federal government affairs and Jennifer Gibbons, TIA director of state government affairs. Hedge will bring participants up-to-speed on the federal reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), while Gibbons will provide a status report on legislation now under consideration in several states. 

Next, Maureen F. Gorsen, Partner at Alston & Baird and former director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), will describe for toy industry stakeholders what they need to know about the state’s Green Chemistry Act, the first state law to prioritize and regulate the use of “chemicals of concern” in consumer products. Though no toys were included on the DTSC’s first list of “Priority Products” (e.g., products that contain one or more substances that have been identified by the agency as candidates for elimination from commerce), the toy industry recognizes that the state of California pays close attention to children’s products and toys may be listed in the future.   Ms. Gorsen will discuss the law, provide an update on its implementation, and its implications for toy manufacturers.

Registration for the webinar is free for TIA members and $49 for non-members. As with other TIA webinars, the session will be recorded and available post-event for those who are unable to participate live. Questions may be submitted in advance to TIA’s Jackie Retzer; to the extent possible, answers will be folded into the presentation.

Additional information can be found in the Knowledge Network section of the TIA website.