Oregon Updates Toxic-Free Kids Act

SGS, the world’s leading testing,
inspection and certification company, has published a concise summary of recent
revisions to the US state of Oregon’s ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.

Administrative Order
(PAO) PH 9-2021 for Phase 3 Rulemaking of the ‘Toxic-Free
Kids Act’ was approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in February 2021
and came into effect on March 1, 2021. This contains, inter alia:

  • Updated language – including consistent chemical
    nomenclature for HPCCCH with chemicals of high concern for children (CHCC)
    under Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA)
  • New provisions for the substitution, removal or
    waiver of procedures for children’s products that are:

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    1. Cosmetics
    2. Intended for children under the age of three, or
    3. ‘Mouthable’ as defined under ORS 431A.253(8)

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The ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’
was signed into law in 2015. It authorized the OHA to establish and maintain a
list of High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health (HPCCCH) that
are used in children’s products and establish rules governing how manufacturers
can comply with the law. Implementation was set to take place over three
phases. The recent update is for the third phase.

Children’s products are
defined in the Act as any of the following products, or their components, that
are made for, or marketed for use by children under 12 years of age:

  • Product designed or intended to facilitate sucking,
    teething, sleep, relaxation, feeding or drinking
  • Children’s clothing and footwear
  • Car seats
  • Children’s cosmetics
  • Children’s jewelry
  • Toys

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For a more detailed summary
of the revisions, read SGS’s SafeGuard 040/21.

Stakeholders operating in
the Oregon are advised to check their products conform to the latest revisions
to the ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.

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SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with
relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They
provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and
inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations
worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being
brought to the market.
Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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