Vermont Issues Guidance for CHCC Reporting Under Children’s Products Rule

The US state of Vermont’s Department of
Health (DoH) has published guidance to help economic operators in the
children’s product sector comply with the latest reporting requirements
relating to chemicals of high concern to children (CHCC) in the Children’s
Product Rule.

The guidance document – September 2020
Chemical Disclosure Guidance for Manufacturers – contains multiple changes,

  • Clarification that the 2021 reporting
    period is for children’s products offered for sale or distribution in the state
    between September 1, 2020 and January 31, 2022, and reporting will continue
    annually thereafter
  • Indication that manufacturers should
    report the anticipated concentration of formaldehyde for products containing
    the listed formaldehyde donors. This can be obtained by testing the product or
    by working within the supply chain to understand what concentration of
    formaldehyde is expected to be released from a specific donor

The document also contains the dates for
the 2021-2030 reporting period:

  • 2021 September 1, 2020 to January 31,
  • 2022 – February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023
  • 2023 – February 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024
  • 2024 – February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2025
  • 2025 – February 1, 2025 to January 31, 2026
  • 2026 – February 1, 2026 to January 31, 2027
  • 2027 – February 1, 2027 to January 31, 2028
  • 2028 – February 1, 2028 to January 31, 2029
  • 2029 – February 1, 2029 to January 31, 2030
  • 2030 – February 1, 2030 to January 31, 2031

Stakeholders should note July 31 is the
interim reporting deadline for children’s products that are offered for sale
after the start of each reporting period. Products reported by this date are
not then required to be re-reported in the same reporting period.

The guidance relates to the Vermont DoH’s most
recent revision, which came into effect on September 1, 2020. It contains three
important changes:

  1. Inclusion of formaldehyde donors as part
    of its requirements for formaldehyde
  2. Clarification that the next reporting date
    for children’s products is January 31, 2022, and annually thereafter
  3. Introduction of interim reporting by July
    31 every year for children’s products that are offered for sale or distributed
    in the state between January 31 and July 31 of that year

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