In the United States, children’s products are required to undergo third-party testing and to have a written Children's Product Certificate (CPC) demonstrating compliance. In addition to these requirements, many states have taken a proactive stance and have established additional reporting requirements. For example, Washington is one of four states to enact a ban on PFAS in certain flame retardants over 100ppm and leachable Cadmium over 40ppm in children’s products. Meanwhile, the Oregon Toxic-Free Kids Act (2015) requires manufacturers to provide biennial notice to the health authority of High Priority Chemicals “intentionally added” in final children’s products at or above de minims.
Enhanced reporting and notification requirements around high priority chemicals add an additional layer of safety to potentially high-risk products. What role does the third-party TIC sector have to play in the reporting and notification of high priority chemicals in children’s toys according to Oregon and Washington State laws?
Join us online on Wednesday 29 November at 13:00 EST/19:00 CET to heat from the experts:
Moderator: Benjamin Johnson, Policy Analyst, TIC Council Americas
Objective of the session:
Staff from product testing labs and allied members of TIC will have a basic understanding of obligations that manufacturers of children’s products have of these two state laws. TIC members have a natural 3rd-party role to play in amplifying these requirements to clients that manufacturer such products.