Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.253

As used in ORS 431A.253 (Definitions) to 431A.280 (Biennial report to Legislative Assembly):


“Chemical” means:


A substance with a distinct molecular composition and the breakdown products of the substance that form through decomposition, degradation or metabolism.


A group of structurally related substances and the breakdown products of the substances that form through decomposition, degradation or metabolism.


(a) “Children’s cosmetics” means products that are intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, moisturizing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance.


“Children’s cosmetics” does not mean soap, dietary supplements or food and drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.


(a) “Children’s product” means:


Any of the following products that are made for, marketed for use by or marketed to children under 12 years of age:


A product designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sucking, teething, sleep, relaxation, feeding or drinking.


Children’s clothing and footwear.
(iii) Car seats.


Children’s cosmetics.


Children’s jewelry.




Any component part of a product specified in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.


“Children’s product” does not mean:


Athletic shoes with cleats or spikes.




BB guns, pellet guns and air rifles.


Bicycles and tricycles.


Chemistry sets.


Consumer electronic products, including personal computers, audio and video equipment, calculators, wireless telephones and game consoles, handheld devices that incorporate a video screen and are used to access interactive software, and the associated peripherals.


Interactive software intended for leisure and entertainment, such as computer games, and their storage media, such as compact discs.


Model rockets.


Pocketknives and multitools.


Roller skates.




Sets of darts with metallic points.


Slings and catapults.


Snow sporting equipment, including skis, poles, boots, snowboards, sleds and bindings.


Sporting equipment and accessories, including but not limited to bats, balls, gloves, sticks, pucks, pads, helmets and other protective equipment, weight training and exercise aids, protective eyewear, backpacks and tents, raingear, sport bags and luggage, and golf equipment.


Video toys that can be connected to a video screen and are operated at a nominal voltage exceeding 24 volts.


Food and beverages and food and beverage packaging regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Department of Agriculture.


“Contaminant” means trace amounts of chemicals that are incidental to manufacturing and that serve no intended function in the product component, including but not limited to:


Unintended by-products of chemical reactions during the manufacture of the product component;


Trace impurities in feedstock;


Incompletely reacted chemical mixtures; and


Degradation products.


“De minimis level” means:


For a chemical that is an intentionally added chemical, the practical quantification limit; or


For a chemical that is a contaminant, a concentration of 100 parts per million.


“Intentionally added chemical” means a chemical in a product that serves an intended function in the product component.


“Manufacturer” means any person that produces a children’s product or an importer or domestic distributor of a children’s product. For the purposes of this subsection, “importer” means the owner of the children’s product.


“Mouthable” means, in describing a children’s product or any part of a children’s product, that an intended use of the product or any part of the product includes being placed in the mouth for any purpose.


“Practical quantification limit” means the lowest concentration of a chemical that can be reliably measured within specified limits of precision, accuracy, representativeness, completeness and comparability during routine laboratory operating conditions.


“Trade association” means a membership organization of persons engaging in the same or a similar or related line of commerce, organized to promote and improve business conditions in that line of commerce and not to engage in regular business activities that ordinarily are carried on for profit. [2015 c.786 §2]


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Jun. 26, 2021