Minnesota proposes to take control actions on priority chemicals in children's products

by:Ennas      2022-01-06
The State of Minnesota in the United States made a proposal to disclose priority chemicals (PCs) in children's products. If the proposal is approved, the first batch of reports will be published within one year after the proposal is promulgated...   [Chinese and foreign toy network, May 11, 2017] The state of Minnesota in the United States proposed a disclosure of priority chemical substances in children’s products ( PCs) proposal. If the proposal is approved, the first batch of reports will be published within one year after the proposal is issued.   In May 2009, the Governor of Minnesota, the United States signed the 'Toxic-Free Children Act' (Chapter 37, HF 2123, 2009 [1]), which took effect. This legislation requires the Department of Health (MDH) to publish a list of 2 chemical substances:   -Chemical Substances of Very High Concern (CHCs [2])   -Chemical Substances of Priority Concern (PCs [3])    The Department of Health first published the list of CHCs in 2010, and The list must be reviewed and revised at least once every three years after receiving instructions. The list has now been developed to cover more than 1,700 chemical substances. If these CHCs meet the requirements of Section 116.9403 of the 2010 Minnesota Legislation [4], they will be designated as PCs.   The Department of Health first announced the list of PCs in January 2011. Since March 2017, a total of 9 chemical substances have been designated as PCs. The 9 chemical substances are as follows:   -bisphenol A (BPA, CAS number: 80-05-7), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP, CAS number: 85-68-7)   -cadmium (Cd, 7440- 43-9)    – Dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS number: 84-74-2), Diisooctyl phthalate (DEHP, CAS number: 117-81-7)    – Decabromodiphenyl Ether (Deca-BDE, CAS number: 1163-19-5)   -formaldehyde (CAS number: 50-00-0)   -hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD/HBCDD, CAS number: 3194-55-6)   -lead (Pb, CAS number: 7449-921)    Maine, Oregon, Vermont and Washington use these types of lists to require reporting requirements for children’s products. Unlike these states, Minnesota requires There are no other regulatory actions other than the announcement of CHCs and PCs.   In February 2017, the State of Minnesota proposed SF 716 [5] (Complementary Act HF 727) to amend the 'Toxic-Free Children Act' by requiring the publication of PCs in children's products. The proposal contains many similarities with the reporting requirements for children's products in the states of Oregon, Vermont, and Washington[6], including:   -reporting product categories at the entry level of the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard.  -When the PC is a pollutant and its concentration exceeds 100ppm, a report is required.  -When the PC is deliberately added and exceeds the actual limit (PQL) yet to be established, a report is required.   According to the proposal, the first report of PCs in children's products needs to be provided within one year after the substance is designated as PCs. For chemical substances designated as PCs before July 1, 2011, the first report must be submitted from July 2018 to July 2021 using a system based on the total annual sales of the manufacturer or distributor.  The proposal will take effect on the second day of its promulgation. The key points of the proposal are summarized in Table 1.>Information provided: SGS Shenzhen Branch (SGS)   Through our global laboratory network, SGS can provide a series of services, including the analysis and testing of the above-mentioned chemical substances in children’s products in the United States and international markets. consult. For more information, please feel free to contact us.  Contact information:   Toys and infant products service  Shenzhen Tel: +86 (0)755 2532 8315   Qingdao Tel: +86 (0)532 6899 9188
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