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 in our reporting rule guidance document, or see below for more specific information. 

The next reporting deadline is January 31, 2021. There are no fees for reporting children's products in Washington state. 

Our new reporting database is now live!

The Interstate Chemical Clearinghouse (IC2) has released a new reporting database that allows you to file children's product reports for multiple states. The High Priority Chemical Data System (HPCDS) currently includes Washington and Oregon, with more states coming soon. Ecology will continue to manage and enforce the Children's Safe Products Act and its reporting rule.

When can I start reporting to the new database?

Now. Use this system to submit your Children's Safe Products report. Washington's previous reporting database is no longer available. 

Where is my old data?

Your previously reported data is available in the new system on the public search. If you have a confidentiality claim, it will be honored and transferred over.

Do I need to report?

If you are unsure if you have to report, review the reporting requirements or answer these four questions to find out:

If you answered yes to all four questions, follow instructions for the HPCDS database.

If you answered no to any of these questions, you do not have to register or report under CSPA at this time. However, requirements can change. Sign up for our ListServ to stay informed and receive updates.

When do I report?

The next reporting deadline is Jan. 31, 2021. This is for products offered for sale in Washington from Jan. 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020.

What do I report?

Manufacturers must report four pieces of information for children's products containing one or more chemicals of high concern to children (CHCCs).

Submit one report for all products that fit into a single category.
Indicate which component(s) contain a CHCC.
  • 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.
CSPA limits the manufacturing and sale of children's products containing lead, cadmium, and phthalates, and flame retardants in Washington.