CA: Effective July 1, 2017: Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products with TDCPP or TCEP as a Priority Product

The proposal to list Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products containing TDCPP or TCEP as a Priority Product went into effect on July 1, 2017. Manufacturer’s who make this product (see final regulations text for full description of the Priority Product) have sixty (60) days from the effective date of the Regulation to notify the Department that they are a Responsible Entity. To submit a Priority Product Notification, register on the Safer Consumer Products Information Management System, CalSAFER, and submit a notification.

A primary goal of DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products program is to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products. When we look at different products available in the marketplace, we think about how and where people are exposed to the chemicals in those products. We pay particular attention to chemicals that might harm infants and children. If research studies show that particular chemicals in a product could cause health problems, we can list that product as a Priority Product. Companies that make and sell the product will have to try to make the product safer for consumers.

After a thorough review of the research, DTSC determined that children may be at risk for adverse health effects if they use or are near children’s foam-padded sleeping products that contain the chemical flame retardants TDCPP or TCEP. We are proposing to list this Priority Product with the goal of reducing children’s exposure to these particular toxic chemicals.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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