Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act

Maine’s safer chemical policy requires the State to identify priority chemicals of high concern, shifts the burden on to manufacturers to disclose which of these dangerous substances they add to consumer products, and authorizes the State to prohibit the sale of such products when children or the developing fetus are exposed and safer alternatives are available.

Letter — Implementation Plan for the Kid Safe Products Act (June 2011)

Fact Sheet — Maine as a Laboratory for Safer Chemicals Reform (February 2011)

Fact Sheet— Safer Products Protect Maine Kids and Businesses

Fact Sheet—Kid Safe Products Act

Fact Sheet— 40 Priority Chemicals Maine Should Name Under the Kid Safe Products Act of 2008 (May 2010)

Testimony — Testimony of Michael Belliveau in support of LD 1796, Resolve Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 881: Fees, Chemical Use in Children’s Products (March 2010)

Statement — Maine Adopts Final Safe Chemical Policy Rules (February 2010)

Testimony — of Michael Belliveau in Support of Proposed Rules to Implement Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act (December 2009)

Fact Sheet — Analysis of the Flawed Chemical Industry Proposal (December 2009)

Testimony — of Steven Taylor in Support of Proposed Rules to Implement Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act (December 2009)

The List — The State of Maine identified more than 1,700 Chemicals of High Concern as required by the Kid Safe Products Act (June 2009)

Fact Sheet — Maine Passes Kid Safe Products Law (April 2008)

The Law — An Act to Protect Children’s Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children’s Products (April 2008)

Testimony — in Support of Maine Legislation to Protect Children’s Health from Toxic Chemicals (February 2008)

Fact Sheet — Protect Our Kids from Toxic Toys and Harmful Chemicals (January 2008)

Fact Sheet — Proposed Law Relies on Best-Available Science (February 2008)