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Posted on 26/03/2019
California testing of FRs in children’s sleeping products

The California administration DTSC (Department of Toxic Substances Control) has published results of testing of children’s foam-padded seep products, to verify compliance with the July 2017 ban of TDCPP* and TCEP*. Analysis of 21 products purchased from major online retailers did not find these two FRs at levels indicating that they had been included deliberately. These two FRs were found at “relatively low levels”: 56 and 348 ppm respectively. Four products did however show significant levels of other FRs (three different halogenated FRs), at 900 – 58 000 ppm. These were however in some cases products manufactured before 2017. DTSC concludes that no further compliance actions are justified at present.

* TDCPP tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate , TCEP and tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate. “Testing Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products in California: A Summary of Findings”, Department of Toxic Substances Control Safer Products and Workplaces Program, January 2019 https://dtsc.ca.gov/SCP/upload/SCP-Nap-Mats-Sampling-Report.pdf

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