Posted on 26/03/2019 in Regulatory 2019
Massachusetts flame retardant bill blocked

A bill (H.5024) proposing to ban ten halogenated flame retardants and antimony trioxide in a wide range of products in Massachusetts has been rejected by the State Governor for reasons of timing and wording, but with his support to move forward such a bill in the future. The proposed text would have banned from sale, within a few months, bedding, carpets, children’s products including car seats, furniture or window treatments. Elsewhere, a ban on sale of home furniture containing any flame retardant came into force in the State of Maine on 1st January 2019 (see pinfa Newsletter n°84), as did a ban on flame retardants in furniture and certain children’s products in San Francisco (pinfa Newsletter n°86).

“Mass. Governor vetoes flame retardant furniture ban” January 14th 2019

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