Children's Safe Products reporting rule guidance

Manufacturers must report the presence and use of certain chemicals in children's products offered for sale in Washington each year. 

  • The next reporting deadline is Jan. 31, 2023.
  • There are no fees for reporting children's products in Washington state.

Do you need to report?

If you can answer Yes to each of the following questions, then you must report:

If you answered No to any of the above questions, you do not need to register or report at this time.

When are reports due?

The next reporting deadline is Jan. 31, 2023. This is for products offered for sale in Washington from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022.

What do you need to report?

Manufacturers must report products that contain one or more CHCCs. For each CHCC, you must report the following:

For more information, review what manufacturers must report (Chapter 173-334-080).

How do you submit a report?

Submit reports through the High Priority Chemical Data System (HPCDS), released by Interstate Chemical Clearinghouse (IC2). This system allows you to file children's product reports for multiple states.

We will continue to manage and enforce the Children's Safe Products Act and its reporting rule.

How does Ecology enforce CSPA requirements?

We test products to ensure manufacturers follow limits on restricted-use chemicals and report accurate information about chemicals in their children's products. We also review manufacturer reported data to ensure the use of restricted chemicals stay below the limits.

When there are violations on restricted-use chemicals:

  • Those children’s products must be removed from the marketplace.
  • We enforce state standards for those products the federal limits do not cover.

Washington’s laws apply to a broader range of consumer products than those covered by federal limits.