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Vermont Expands the Definition of Formaldehyde in CHCC Reporting Rule

Sep. 18 2020

The state of Vermont requires manufacturers of children’s products that contain chemicals on their List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC) to disclose and annually report the listed chemicals to the Department of Health (DOH). 

The DOH in Vermont has issued the latest edition of Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule which expands the definition of formaldehyde to include “formaldehyde donors”, which are the substances that are intentionally added to a product to degrade to and release formaldehyde as a preservative. 

“Formaldehyde donors” include: 
• 5-Bromo-5-nitro1,3-dioxane
• Bronopol
• Diazolidinyl urea
• DMDM hydantoin
• Imidazolidinyl urea
• Methanol, (phenylmethoxy)
• Methenamine
• Quaternium-15
• Sodium N-(hydroxymethyl)glycinate 

Manufacturers of a children’s product offered for sale or distribution in Vermont shall submit the required notice to the DOH on or before January 31, 2022, and annually thereafter. In addition, on or before July 31 of every year, manufacturers of a children’s product shall report all products introduced for sale or distribution in Vermont between January 31 and July 31 of that year. 

Effective date of the latest edition: September 1, 2020. 

To view the Rule: 

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