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Washington State’s Department of Ecology uses GS1 Standards for Children’s Safe Products Reporting

10 September 2018

Washington State’s Legislature passed the Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA).   It requires manufacturers to report if their children’s products contain any chemical on the Washington list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC).

Manufacturers must report four pieces of information for their children’s products containing one or more of the CHCC: product category, product component, chemical (or CHCC) Concentration or Chemical Function.

To implement product category reporting, the Department of Ecology chose GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard.  GPC provides identification of products that serve a common purpose, are of a similar form and material, and share the same set of category attributes.

‘’We chose the GPC standard because it’s a business language familiar to manufacturers who report under CSPA.  GPC saves time for manufacturers when reporting, and it’s more efficient for Ecology when verifying compliance with our consumer product laws.’’ Says Tina Schaefer, the Compliance Lead for Children’s Safe Products Reporting at the Department of Ecology.  

Read the full press release.

For more information on the Children’s Safe Products Reporting, click here.

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