California’s State Safer Consumer Products Information Management System (CalSAFER) has published an “Alternatives Analysis Guide” which aims to help organisations identify alternative approaches to fulfil the State’s regulatory safety requirements for consumer products.
Pinfa submitted comments underlining the importance of fire safety and specifying that not all FRs are “hazardous”. The final CalSAFER wording has been modified in places to mention “brominated” and not all FRs. Publication of the Guide coincides with entering into effect of a California regulation to include “Children’s foam padding systems containing TDCPP or TCEP” (chlorinated FRs) as Priority Products, meaning that manufacturers or importers must assess safer alternatives and declare to authorities.
CalSAFER “Alternatives Analysis Guide” 14th June 2017 http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SCP/AlternativesAnalysisGuidance.cfm
California DTSC (Department of Toxic Substances Control) regulation on “Children’s foam padding systems containing TDCPP or TCEP” (tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate or tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate), effective from 1 July 2017 http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SCP/Foam_Padded_Sleeping.cfm