• 07/10/2022 20:02

US – Delaware Bans Flame Retardants in Certain Consumer Products

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​Delaware enacted an act banning the use of certain flame retardants in certain consumer products. The Act (HB 77) amends Title 6 of the State’s Code relating to the Prohibition of Harmful Flame Retardants. It is to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children’s products, upholstered furniture used in residences, and mattresses that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. It is not allowed to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, or distribute upholstered furniture and children’s products containing more than 0.1% of the following flame retardants: 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB) Antimony Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH) Chlorinated paraffins Decabromodiphenyl ether Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCPP) Tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (TCEP) Tris(1-chloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TCPP) It is also not allowed to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, or distribute mattress containing more than 0.1% of organohalogen(s) These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, particularly to firefighters who are extingishing fires that involve products that contain these chemicals. Exemptions: Used upholstered furniture, used mattress and used children’s products Children’s products intended for use outside the home, e.g. for motor vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicles Upholstered and reupholstered furniture purchased for public use in public facilities Thread or fiber used for stitching mattress components together Components of an adult mattresses other than foam Electronic components of a children’s products, mattress, or upholstered furniture, or any associated enclosure or casing for the electronic components Mattresses or upholstered furniture that can be sold in California Effective: July 1, 2023

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