The measures will be taken to save customers from any toxic ingredients from the household cleaning products that are sold in NY. Manufacturers will be committed to identify and post these toxic chemicals on their websites.
Register for LSSO’s Legal Sales and Service Organization 2018 RainDance Conference June 6-7 2018 in Chicago In somewhat of a surprise announcement, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on June 6, 2018, released its final policy and form for manufacturer disclosures under the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program . The Disclosure Program is similar to the recently enacted California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 which requires the disclosure of cleaning product ingredients by way of website or product label. The Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program requires manufacturers of cleaning products sold in New York to disclose chemical ingredients and identify any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern on their websites. New York states that it “will be the first state in the nation to require such disclosure and the State’s program goes beyond initiatives in other states by requiring the robust disclosure of byproducts and contaminants, as well as chemicals with the potential to trigger asthma in adults and children.” NYSDEC has posted the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Certification Form and Program Policy and a response to comments . DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATION FORM The Disclosure Certification Form states that “[i]n brief, information to be disclosed should be posted on a manufacturer’s website in a manner that is obvious, noticeable and readily accessible, via the internet, to the public.” In cases where information is withheld from the public as confidential business information (CBI), “the nature and degree of the information withheld should be disclosed, but such information should not be submitted to the Department or posted on the web.” Manufacturers must submit the Disclosure Certification Form to NYSDEC and it must be signed by a senior management official certifying that the disclosed information is true, accurate, and […]