Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule Guidance
The Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule identifies what information manufacturers must report annually. Manufacturers must report the presence and use of certain chemicals in children's products offered for sale in Washington. Find out if, how, and what you need to report. This document provides detailed reporting guidance.
The next reporting deadline is Jan. 31, 2019 for products offered for sale in Washington from Sept. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018. There are no fees for reporting children's products in Washington state.
Do I need to report?
Are you new to the Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA) and its reporting requirements? Are you unsure if you have to report? Answer these four questions to find out:
If you answered yes to all four questions, follow the directions under "How do I report" to register and report in our database.
- Products in Washington
- Are your products offered for sale in Washington state? This includes all stores and online sales.
- Children's product
- Chemical of high concern to children
- Responsible party
- Are you the person responsible for reporting? For help, check our reporting guidance and read WAC 173-334-090.
If you answered no to any of these questions, you do not have to register and report under CSPA at this time. Sign up for our ListServ to stay informed and receive updates as requirements change.
What do I report?
Manufacturers must report four pieces of information for children's products containing one or more of the Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCCs).
- Product category
- Product component
- Chemical or CHCC concentration
- Report the highest amount of each CHCC found in a product component in each product category. You can report in ranges rather than the exact amount, based either on test results or manufacturing knowledge.
- If the CHCC is intentionally added, you must report any amount above the practical quantitation limit (PQL).
- If the CHCC is present as a contaminant, you must report any amount above 100 parts per million (ppm), unless the manufacturer has a manufacturing control program in place and exercises due diligence to minimize the level of the contaminant.
- Chemical Function
Check our guidance on enforcement of lead, cadmium, and phthalate limits for more information.
How do I report?
Now that you know you have to report and what information you need to report, what do you do next?
Companies pay no fees for registering and reporting their children's products in Washington. All CSPA reporting is done through our online database. Each database user begins the process by creating an account in the SecureAccess Washington (SAW) system. This provides an added layer of security and allows users access to multiple online government services with the use of a single user ID and password.
When do I report the product category, CHCCs, concentration/range, and function?
Once you complete the registration process, you will be able to submit your product information. See our database guidance for a more detailed explanation.
The next reporting deadline is Jan. 31, 2019 for products offered for sale in Washington from Sept. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2018.
How do I use the reporting database?
You will use the database exclusively to create and manage Children's Safe Products Act reports. You can create, view, edit, delete, copy, and submit reports.