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The U.S. Modifies and Expands its Ban on Phthalates in Children’s Products

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The U.S. CPSC Issues Final Rule to Modify and Expand the Ban on Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Articles 2017-11-27

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a Final Rule that modifies the current CPSC regulation that limits phthalates in toys and childcare articles.  The new rule will become effective for products manufactured or imported on or after April 25, 2018 (180 day after publication in the Federal Register).
 
Phthalates are used to make vinyl and other plastics soft and pliable. Ingestion of certain phthalates can have harmful health effects on children.
 
Summary of the Final Rule
  • Limit of Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) has been removed.
  • The interim ban on Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) has been made final and expanded to include all toys.
  • Limit of 1000 ppm (0.1%) established for Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP) and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).
  • Scope of product for the eight (8) phthalates has been expanded to include accessible components of all toys and childcare articles. This is a change from the previous scope of product that only imposed the current limit on toys that are “mouthable” for certain phthalates.
  • The CPSC has maintained the current definition for both Child Care Articles and Toys.
 
Phthalate Current Rule – Scope of Product New Rule – Scope of Product
DEHP Toys and Child Care Articles Toys and Child Care Articles
DBP Toys and Child Care Articles Toys and Child Care Articles
BBP Toys and Child Care Articles Toys and Child Care Articles
DINP Mouthable Toys and Child Care Articles Toys and Child Care Articles
DNOP Mouthable Toys and Child Care Articles ---
DIDP Mouthable Toys and Child Care Articles ---
DIBP --- Toys and Child Care Articles
DPENP --- Toys and Child Care Articles
DHEXP --- Toys and Child Care Articles
DCHP --- Toys and Child Care Articles
 
 
The CPSC briefing regarding the new rule “concludes that this restriction on the four additional phthalates is necessary to protect the health of children” because it concluded that “these phthalates cause male reproductive developmental effects.”
 
In light of this final rule, manufacturers and importers to the USA of children’s toys and/or childcare articles should revisit the safety of their products and the composition of the plastic used to create those products.
 

Source: U.S. Consumer product Safety Commission

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