Children's Safe Products Act reporting guidance
Manufacturers must report the presence and use of certain chemicals in children's products offered for sale in Washington each year according to the Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule (Chapter 173-334 WAC):
- Reports are due Jan. 31 each year (for products sold the previous year).
You may submit reports as early as Sept. 15.
- No fees are required to submit your report.
Did you miss the deadline or need help?
Please contact us to let us know when you plan to submit or if you need help.
Do you need to report?
To help you determine who needs to report, if you can answer Yes to each of the following questions, then you must report:
- Are your products offered for sale in Washington state, either in a store or online?
- Are your products defined as children’s products according to the regulations?
- Do your products contain one or more chemicals of high concern to children (CHCCs)?
- Are you the manufacturer responsible for reporting?
If you answered No to any of the above questions, you do not need to register or report.
When are reports due?
Reports are due Jan. 31 each year for products sold the previous year.
On Jan. 31, 2023, reports were due for products offered for sale in Washington from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022.
You can submit reports as early as Sept. 15.
What do you need to report?
Manufacturers must report products that contain one or more CHCCs. For each CHCC, include the “function set,” which is the unique combination of the following product information:
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.
- Manufacturers with large data sets can access a function set template to upload inventory to their HPCDS account.