New Webinar Details Changes to State Chemical Laws in 2017

November 21, 2017 | Toy manufacturers and others looking to understand changes made this year to several U.S. state chemical reporting laws for children’s products are being notified of an upcoming webinar hosted by The Toy Association. Registration is now open for the webinar, “2017 Updates to U.S. State Chemical Laws,” taking place Thursday, December 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern).

The one-hour session will provide Toy Association members and other stakeholders with an overview of key requirements and deadlines for Washington state’s Children’s Safe Products Act (CPSA), Oregon’s Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA), Maine’s Kid’s Safe Products Act, Vermont’s Chemicals Disclosure Program (CDP), and chemical restriction laws in three New York counties: Albany, Suffolk, and Westchester.

“Helping toy companies remain in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations is a top priority for The Toy Association,” says Jennifer Gibbons, The Toy Association’s vice president of government affairs and a session presenter. “This is a not-to-miss webinar for companies that do business in these states.”

Gibbons will be joined by three other presenters: Matt Lenz, the Association’s director of state government affairs, Tina Schaefer, research and policy analyst in Washington State Department of Ecology’s Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program, and Andy Hackman, a consultant with Serlin Haley LLP and a member of the Vermont Chemicals Working Group. The webinar will be moderated by Anne McConnell, The Toy Association’s senior director of market research and data strategy.

All toy industry stakeholders are invited to participate; however, the webinar is specifically recommended for quality control professionals, compliance officers, and chemical program managers.

As always, a recording of the session will be made available for members who register but are unable to participate live. For more information about this webinar, contact The Toy Association’s Anne McConnell. Members may access past webinars in the Research & Data section of the Association’s website.