Oregon Updates Toxic-Free Kids Act

SGS publishes summary of recent revisions to the US state of Oregon’s ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.
( | Press Release | 2021-04-08 18:04:49 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a concise summary of recent revisions to the US state of Oregon’s ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.

Permanent Administrative Order (PAO) PH 9-2021 for Phase 3 Rulemaking of the ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’ was approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in February 2021 and came into effect on March 1, 2021. This contains, inter alia:
• Updated language – including consistent chemical nomenclature for HPCCCH with chemicals of high concern for children (CHCC) under Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA)
• New provisions for the substitution, removal or waiver of procedures for children’s products that are:
o Cosmetics
o Intended for children under the age of three, or
o ‘Mouthable’ as defined under ORS 431A.253(8)

The ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’ was signed into law in 2015. It authorized the OHA to establish and maintain a list of High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health (HPCCCH) that are used in children’s products and establish rules governing how manufacturers can comply with the law. Implementation was set to take place over three phases. The recent update is for the third phase.

Children’s products are defined in the Act as any of the following products, or their components, that are made for, or marketed for use by children under 12 years of age:
• Product designed or intended to facilitate sucking, teething, sleep, relaxation, feeding or drinking
• Children’s clothing and footwear
• Car seats
• Children’s cosmetics
• Children’s jewelry
• Toys

For a more detailed summary of the revisions, read SGS’s SafeGuard 040/21.

Stakeholders operating in the Oregon are advised to check their products conform to the latest revisions to the ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services. []

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full State of Oregon, USA, Revises Toxic-Free Kids Act SafeGuardS. []

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For further information contact:

Dr HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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