Category: Phthalates

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Science Behind Phthalate Ban Called Into Question by NPR

National Public Radio examined the science behind the phthalate ban contained in the CPSIA and concluded that “public concern, not science, prompts the plastics ban.” The April 1, 2009, broadcast and accompanying article include an interview with Dr. Marilyn Wind, Deputy Associate Executive Director for...

CPSC Phthalate Meeting Set for Thursday March 12th

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public meeting March 12 to discuss how the agency will administer and enforce section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that regarding phthalates in children’s products. Phthalates are a family of chemicals often used to...

Phthalate Ban – What’s In and What’s Out

The CPSC is requesting comments by March 12th regarding the scope of the Phthalate Ban under Section 108 of the CPSIA. See, CPSC Phthalate Draft Guidance . The Phthalate Ban went into effect on February 10, 2009. Under the ban, it is unlawful for any...

CPSC Issues Press Release on Phthalate Ban

As of February 10, 2009, children’s toys and child care articles cannot contain more that 0.1% of six phthalates (DEHP, DBP,BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DnOPA) regardless of when they were manufactured. The CPSC said in a press that they will abide by a NY Federal...