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Minnesota Formaldehyde Ban Applies to Which Children’s Products?

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The state regulatory environment for manufacture and sale of consumer products is growing in number and complexity every year. The problem with this growing patchwork is not only the multiple, duplicative paperwork and deadline tracking duties this imposes on businesses, but the fact that each state legislature chooses to define basic key words just ever so slightly differently to make planning and compliance difficult. For instance, each state defines “children’s product” slightly differently. The term is usually defined as a product marketed to a child under a certain age, with some specifications [...]Read more

Vermont Governor Signs Toxics Bill to Protect Children

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed S. 239, paired down from its original version, which gives the Vermont Department of Health the authority to require manufactures of products with toxic chemicals to disclose chemicals that are present in children’s products that can cause harmful health effects. The law provides a list of 66 chemicals of high concern to children, and manufacturers must notify the health department if any of those chemicals are in their products by July 1, 2016 and submit disclosures biennially. The health commissioner must also provide a detailed description [...]Read more