U.S. – Vermont Approves Reporting Rule for Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products

On 19 November 2015, the United States state of Vermont Legislative Council approved the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule, under Act No. 188ii, relating to the regulation of toxic substances. This rule went into effect 10 December 2015. Under this rule, “child” or “children” means an individual or individuals under 12 years of age. Children’s product means any consumer product, marketed for use by, marketed to, sold, offered for sale, or distributed to children in the state of Vermont, including toys; children’s cosmetics; children’s jewellery; 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; and child car seats. Products exempted from the scope of this rule are: packaging of the children’s products within scope, food, beverage, tobacco products, pesticides, drugs, ammunition, aircraft, motor vehicles, vessels, consumer electronics products, interactive software, snow sporting equipment and used products.

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