Vermont's Chemicals of High Concern for Children's Products
This resource is intended to help AAFA members comply with the law, which requires businesses selling covered consumer products (children’s products) in the State of Vermont to submit a notice if Chemicals of High Concern are used or present in the making of children’s products.
In June of 2014, Vermont passed Act 188, relating to the regulation of toxic substances. 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. The law was enacted to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Vermont citizens, and to reduce exposure of children and other vulnerable populations to chemicals of high concern. Under the law, Vermont’s Department of Health maintains a list of Chemicals of High Concern in children’s products. The law requires businesses selling applicable consumer products (children’s products) in the State of Vermont to submit a notice if Chemicals of High Concern are used or present in the making of children’s products.
As of July 1, 2016, Vermont will require manufacturers to report the use of Chemicals of High Concern in children’s products to the Vermont Department of Health. The updated list of chemicals is available at the Vermont Department of Health website under the Chemical Disclosure Program for Children's Products page.
AAFA on the Issue
Although AAFA opposes unnecessarily burdensome regulations, AAFA looks forward to continued cooperation with the Vermont Department of Health in educating its members and helping them to comply with the regulations. AAFA released a primer on how to understand and comply with the reporting requirement of the law.