Children's Product Safety Law
In 2001, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 42 (now 9 V.S.A. 2470b), which directs the Health Department to create, or adopt by reference, a complete list of:
- unsafe children’s products
- recalled children’s products
- children’s products that do not conform to children’s product standards
The Department has adopted by reference the recall lists of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for all children’s products, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for car seat recalls. These lists are updated continuously as new product recalls are issued.
To access these lists, go to the following web sites
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Read the Children's Product Safety fact sheet, for more information about how to search the recall lists, how to receive supplemental information, how to comply with the law, and how to file a complaint.
More about Act 42
Act 42 prohibits:
- the selling or leasing of a listed product
- the manufacturing and selling or leasing of a listed product
- the retrofitting and selling or leasing, without federal approval and documentation, of a listed product
The Department must make the list available to the public, post the list on the Department’s Internet website, and annually notify licensed day care facilities, family day care homes, and pediatricians of the list.