Safer Chemicals - Reporting Forms and Requirements

By November 28, 2014 manufacturers selling certain categories of children’s products in Maine which contain cadmium, mercury, and/or arsenic, above de minimis levels, are required to submit a report to the department using one of the forms available below.

Product categories to be reported include the following:

  • Bedding
  • Childcare Articles
  • Clothing
  • Cosmetics
  • Craft Supplies
  • Footwear
  • Games
  • Jewelry and Embellishments
  • Safety Seats
  • Occasion Supplies
  • Personal Accessories
  • Personal Care Product
  • School Supplies
  • Toys

Forms are provided in Microsoft Excel format and include two tabbed worksheets of information: one provides basic instructions, the other is the fillable form. Please download, complete, and submit electronically to the Safer Chemicals Program at

Cadmium (Excel format)

Mercury (Excel format)

Arsenic (Excel format)

Effective October 9, 2013, a manufacturer selling products in the State of Maine containing any of Maine’s priority chemicals in an amount greater than de minimis, which has not already reported its use to the Department, must do so within 30 days of the product’s availability in Maine.

For clarification and guidance please contact Kerri Malinowski at (207) 215-1894.

Reporting Guidance (pdf format)

BPA Infant Formula Baby Food Containers (Excel format)

BPA Toys Childcare Tableware (Excel format)

NP NPE Cleaning Products Home Maintenance (Excel format)