Comply With Children's Products Regulations


Dozens of regulations prohibit and limit toxic substances in children’s products; your company must comply to prevent severe penalties and the loss of business relationships.

What are they?

You may be surprised by the number of regulations that apply to children’s products:

Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act

Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act

Maine State Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products Act

Minnesota Toxic Free Kids Act

Oregon Toxic Free Kids Act

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (15 USC 1278a, 16 CFR3013, Toy Safety Standard, 15 USC 2057c)

Vermont Act Relating to the Regulation of Toxic Substances

Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act

California Safer Consumer Products

California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Program

California Proposition 65

And more

Failure to comply can result in

Civil and criminal penalties, including hefty fines and imprisonment

Product recall, resulting in lost revenue, sunken costs, and tarnished reputation

I want to know my product compliance status and want to save time. 

What do I need to do?

There are unique compliance requirements you must meet depending on what your product is and how you sell it. For example, regulations specific to children’s products require you to:

Ensure products do not contain the regulated substances or exceed concentration thresholds

Report and disclose to government bodies if chemicals are present in products

Have documentation of certificates or data that confirms your product complies with applicable rules

I need to make sure my products are compliant. What’s my next step?

Determine if any of the regulated substances are in your products, and at what concentration level

How do I find out if these substances are in my children’s products?

engage your supply chain

Engage your supply chain

request disclosure

Request disclosure of materials or regulated substances used

engage upstream

Ask suppliers to engage upstream if they don’t have the requested information

compliance status

Identify the compliance status of your product and next steps

How can I determine compliance status for this many regulations?

A robust supplier engagement process that investigates up to the nth tier of the supply chain and centralized data storage are all necessary for an effective program.

Sounds like too much to handle in-house?