Jan. 31 Marks Vermont & Washington State Chemical Reporting Deadlines for Children’s Products
January 7, 2022 | The Toy Association is reminding companies that do business in the states of Vermont and Washington that the next deadline for reporting chemicals in children's products is January 31.
The annual reporting deadline for children’s products containing any of the state’s 86 chemicals of concern to children (CHCC) has changed from August 31 to January 31, beginning this year. Members are advised to report at their earliest convenience to avoid any issues that may delay the submission process. This guidance is especially important for those reporting from outside the U.S.
To ensure smooth reporting, members are encouraged to review the materials (guidance document, PQL document, user manual, and tutorial video) and update their profile’s contact information, if necessary. Reporting receipts are sent by email; newly submitted reports will also appear on a company’s account dashboard within a few hours.
Under Washington State’s “Children’s Safe Products Act” (CSPA), manufacturers are required to report on an annual basis if their children's products contain any chemicals included on the list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children. The list contains more than 85 chemicals that are required to be reported. The upcoming deadline affects any children’s products that were sold or offered for sale in Washington between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Chemicals should be reported through the Interstate Chemical Clearinghouse’s IC2 High Priority Chemical Data System (HPCDS). Please allow for additional time to complete the form if you are not familiar with the system.
Members may contact Jennifer Gibbons, vice president of government affairs at The Toy Association, with any questions.