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What is the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program?

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products regulations took effect October 1, 2013 and are being implemented based on the various regulatory requirements.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products
  • Create new business opportunities in the emerging safer consumer products industry
  • Help consumers and businesses identify what is in the products they buy for their families and customers

To accomplish these goals, the SCP Program will rely on reports submitted by responsible entities, such as manufacturers. It is hoped the information in these reports will increase the use of safer chemicals in products used in homes, schools, and workplaces, and result in significant environmental and economic benefits.

When ingredient toxicity is considered in the product development stage, concerns can be addressed more effectively.  This approach results in safer ingredients and designs, and provides opportunities for California industry to once again demonstrate its innovative spirit by making safer products that meet consumer demand throughout the world.