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Oregon Proposed Bills for Chemicals in Children’s Products

Apr. 22 2021

Oregon has the following two proposed bills that would modify the requirements to their Toxic Free Kids Act.  The Toxic Free Kids Act requires manufacturers of children’s products sold in Oregon to report products that contain one or more high priority chemicals of concern for children health (HPCCCH), and after the third biennial report remove the reported chemicals or seek a waiver. 

Bill HB 754 – Chemicals in Children's Products includes the following modifications:
• Limits compliance to only components accessible to the consumer
• Changes the effective date for removal or substitution of a chemical reported after the third biennial notice to January, 1, 2026 (from January 1, 2022)
• Manufacturers are exempt from the notice requirement if the children’s products meet ASTM F963 or EN71 
• Will adopt rules providing for additional exemptions for any consumer product safety standard under international law that establishes levels for high priority chemicals of concern 

Link to HB754: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB754/Introduced 

Bill HB 2495 – Chemicals in Children’s Products includes the following provisions:
• Redefines “mouthable” to products brought to and placed in the mouth so that it can be sucked or chewed, and smaller than 5 cm in one dimension, and is not a product that may only be licked.
• Allows the addition of a class of chemicals on the list
• Requires the brand name and model be provided when reporting
• Effective January 1, 2022

Link to HB2495: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2495/Introduced 

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