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 soften plastics. They have been identified as a hazardous material and banned in children’s toys and child care articles.

The CPSC meeting will cover the ban, testing procedures and compliance guidelines.

The CPSC meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the CPSC headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Additional information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/phth.aspx.

Guidelines for phthalate testing can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/phthalatesop.pdf

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