Vermont Department of Health
CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE PROGRAM GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Manufacturers are required to report to the Vermont Department of Health (Department) when their children’s products contain one or more chemicals of high concern to children. This document provides guidance to the manufacturers responsible for reporting to the Department as required by the statute (18 V.S.A. Chapter 38A) and the chemicals of high concern to children rule (CHCC Rule). This document defines and explains key terms and concepts relating to the statute and rule.
There are 66 chemicals of high concern to children listed in statute. These chemicals may be intentionally added to a children’s product to serve a particular function, or they may be present as contaminants.
Manufacturers of children’s products are required to report the use of chemicals of high concern to children to the Department. The term “manufacturer” usually means the entity whose name is affixed to the product, if that entity has a physical presence in the US. Therefore, “manufacturer” may include other entities that may not technically fabricate a product, but rather assemble product components or import a final product for sale in the US.
WHAT ARE CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN TO CHILDREN?
WHO NEEDS TO REPORT?
HOW DOES A MANUFACTURER KNOW WHETHER TO REPORT A PRODUCT?
HOW DOES A MANUFACTURER REPORT?
WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS SHOULD MANUFACTURERS REPORT?
HOW OFTEN MUST MANUFACTURERS REPORT?
THE VERMONT CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE PROGRAM GUIDANCE DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED HERE: