Posted on 08/11/2018 in Furniture & Textiles 2018
California bans non-inorganic FRs in furniture

The State of California has enacted legislation banning, from 1st January 2020, all non-inorganic, halogenated or nano flame retardant or synergist chemicals in residential furniture, mattresses and children’s products, placed on sale or in restoration. The ban specifies that it covers all chemicals which function to resist or inhibit fire, or as synergists to these, which are halogenated, contain carbon and phosphorus atoms, contain carbon and nitrogen atoms or are nanoscale. Consumer electronic products and products for use in public occupancies are not concerned.

California Bill AB2998, approved 29th August 2018, “Consumer products: flame retardants”

LEXOLOGY, 6th September 2018

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