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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade



(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 2470f)
  • § 2470f. Prohibition of lead in children's products

    Except to the extent specifically preempted by federal law, no person shall manufacture, regardless of location, for sale in, offer for sale, sell in or into the stream of commerce, or otherwise introduce into the stream of commerce in Vermont any children's product any component part of which contains lead. This prohibition shall not apply to:

    (1) Any part of a children's product that is not accessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of such product. A component part is not accessible under this section if such component part is not physically exposed by reason of a sealed covering or casing and does not become physically exposed through reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product, except that paint, coatings, and electroplating shall not be considered barriers that would render lead in the substrate inaccessible to a child under this subdivision.

    (2) Any component of a children's product that is intended for children age eight or under, that complies with any more stringent federal or European Union standard for lead in consumer products or with a similar standard applicable in states with a total population of 25 million, and that is contained within a battery compartment that cannot be opened without a coin, screwdriver, or other common household tool.

    (3) Any power cord, USB cable, audio-visual cable, jack, connector, or similar device or component used in connection with or attached to a children's product that:

    (A) conducts electric current;

    (B) is not a small part, as defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 16 C.F.R. part 1501;

    (C) does not have a casing or coating that contains lead; and

    (D) complies with the most stringent standard for lead in consumer products adopted by federal law, by states with a total population of at least 25 million, or by the European Union. (Added 2007, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)