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On 19 June 2019, Bill S.551 was signed into law by Vermont governor, amending the existing chemical of high concern (CHCC) reporting rule2. The amendment will take effect on 1 July 2019. This update aims to better protect children from toxic chemicals.
CHCC reporting rule is a chemical disclosure program for children’s products. Beginning from 1 January 2017, children product manufacturers are required to report to the Vermont Department of Health if their product contains chemicals of high concern (CHCC) above the threshold. Non-compliance will be considered as a violation of Consumer Protection Act with a civil penalty of USD$10,000 for each violation.
In 2017, the legislature sent a similar bill (S.1033) to the governor but vetoed because it would have a negative impact on local businesses.
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