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California to Regulate Kids’ Foam Mats With Flame Retardants

July 18, 2016, 11:59 PM

California launched a rulemaking to identify children’s foam-padded sleeping mats containing two chlorinated flame retardants as the first priority product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products Program.

The state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control scheduled a hearing Aug. 29 in Sacramento to gather public input on draft regulations released July 15. Written comments will be accepted through Aug. 29.

If the rules become final, they would require the 35 to 50 companies that make and sell the mats and other polyurethane foam padded children’s products treated with Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) and Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in California to conduct a lifecycle...

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