Posted on 15/08/2015 in News 32 2015
regulatory and media

Minnesota State has enacted legislation (SF1215) banning four flame retardants (TDCPP, Deca-BDE, HBCD, TCEP) in children’s products and in upholstered furniture: search SF1215 at  – Media are targeting ‘TRIS’ (brominated TRIS, which was banned from children’s clothing in the USA in 1977, and chlorinated TRIS = TDCPP), see e.g. New York Times video and article  – EHHI’s “Flame retardants: the case for policy change” presents the organisation’s vision on certain FRs  – Ecology Centre test of 15 car seats, in the majority of which flame retardants were found, stating that alternative flame retardants require more study

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