HB 2647-S - DIGEST

Provides that, beginning January 1, 2009, no manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in this state a children's product or product component containing the following: (1) Lead or cadmium at more than .004 percent by weight (forty parts per million);

(2) Phthalates, individually or in combination, at more than .01 percent by weight (one hundred parts per million).

Requires, by January 1, 2009, the department of ecology to identify high priority chemicals that are of high concern for children after considering a child's or developing fetus's potential for exposure to each chemical.

Requires a manufacturer of a children's product, or a trade organization on behalf of its member manufacturers, to provide notice to the department that the manufacturer's product contains a high priority chemical.

Requires a manufacturer of products that are restricted under this act to notify persons that sell the manufacturer's products in this state about the provisions of this chapter no less than ninety days prior to the effective date of the restrictions.

Requires, before certain prohibitions under this act take effect, the department of ecology to prepare and distribute information to in-state and out-of-state manufacturers, to the maximum extent practicable, to assist them in identifying products prohibited for manufacture, sale, or distribution under this act.