December 18, 2015 Reporting Deadline!

Manufacturers selling certain categories of children's products in Maine which contain intentionally added di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), or diethyl phthalate (DEP) are required to submit a report to the Department of Environmental Protection using the required reporting forms. Under Maine’s law, Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products, children’s clothing has been defined as an article of cloth or fiber, woven or otherwise assembled, into a material suitable for wearing on the body of a child under the age of 12 years, and their component parts; examples include but are not limited to sleepwear, pants, shirts, and outerwear such as gloves, hats, or raingear. There are fees associated with filing these reports.  For more information or a copy of the reporting forms, please contact Marci Kinter at
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