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On September 29, 2017, Washington State’s Department of Ecology (DOE) adopted an amendment to the Children’s Safe Products Act (CPSA) that made several changes.

The CPSA was introduced in 2008, establishing a list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCCs) and rules requiring manufacturers to report each year any children’s products that intentionally contained these chemicals at a level exceeding the practical quantitation limit (PQL) or more than 100 ppm as a contaminant.

The 2017 changes to the list of CHCCs include:

  • Adding 20 new chemicals, mostly flame retardants and phthalates, to the list of CHCCs. The additions are:
    • 2-Ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB)
    • Bis(chloromethyl)propane-1,3-diyl tetrakis-(2-chloroethyl) bis(phosphate) (V6)
    • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH)
    • Bisphenol F (BPF)
    • Bisphenol S (BPS)
    • Chlorinated paraffins
    • Decabromodiphenyl ethane(DBDPE)
    • Di-(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate(DMEP)
    • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)
    • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
    • Dipentyl phthalate (DPP)
    • Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP)
    • Isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (IPTPP)
    • Perfluorooctanoic acid and related substances (PFOA)
    • Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP)
    • Tricresyl phosphate (TCP)
    • Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP)
    • Triphenyl phosphate (TPP)
    • Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP)
    • Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TDBPP)
  • 4-nonylphenol (NP) and its 2 isomeric forms are separated into three entries
  • Three chemicals removed:
    • Phthalic anhydride
    • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
    • Molybdenum and its compounds (Mo)

The 2017 changes to the reporting rules include:

  • The report covering September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, is due by January 31, 2019. An extension can be requested if the manufacturer has not delivered a report before and reporting is for more than one chemical or product
  • After this, reports are due annually on January 31 and cover the preceding calendar year
  • If there are no changes between years, reporting parties must still copy the report from the previous year and report the same data into the online reporting database

The new CSPA Reporting Rule will come into effect on October 30, 2017, and will contain 85 CHCCs. Stakeholders should now check their products against the latest requirements for CHCCs in children’s products for their target market.

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