SGS Publishes Overview of New Chemical Regulations for Products in Minnesota

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand new rules in Minnesota, USA, regulating perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and two heavy metals (lead and cadmium) in consumer products.

Minnesota’s governor signed HF 2310 (Chapter 60, 2023) into law on May 24, 2023. This is an omnibus environment and natural resources bill that sets budget appropriations relating to agencies with a wide array of provisions relating to environmental matters.

Restrictions relating to PFAS will be implemented in phases, starting on January 1, 2025. The restrictions relating to lead and cadmium do not have an effective date but, per 2022 Minnesota Statute Section 645.02, a law without a provided effective date will take effect on the August 1 following its final enactment. It can therefore be assumed the effective date will be August 1, 2023.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 066.23 to provide stakeholders with a helpful overview of the new regulations. In addition to a breakdown of the provisions and scope of the new regulations, the SafeGuardS also includes the law’s definitions for cleaning product, cookware, juvenile products and PFAS.

Stakeholders should look at SGS’s original SafeGuardS 066.23 for more information.

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Minnesota, USA, Regulates Chemicals in Products SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager
Mob: +1 312 414 9394

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