Maine Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products Law
AAFA released a primer on how to understand and comply with the reporting requirement of the Maine Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products Law. In April of 2008, Maine passed the Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products law. The law was enacted to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Maine citizens, and to reduce exposure of children and other vulnerable populations to chemicals of high concern. Under the law, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) classifies chemicals into three tiers: chemicals of concern (COCs), chemicals of high concern (CHCs), and Priority Chemicals. Businesses selling covered consumer products (children’s products) in the State of Maine must “report” the presence of Priority Chemicals in their products to the Maine DEP. The law pertains only to consumer products, with a focus on products intended for, made for, or marketed for use by children under 12 years of age.
Download AAFA's primer on the Maine Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products Law [pdf]
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Safer Chemicals Webpage
Maine DEP Reporting Forms and Reporting Guidance