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20 Nov 2017 CPSC Issues Final Rule on Chemicals in Plastic Children’s Toys and Products

  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued its final rule concerning children’s toys and child care products containing certain chemicals in plastic. The final rule prohibits eight specific phthalates in children’s toys (defined as a consumer product designed or intended to be played with by a child 12 years’ old or younger) and child care articles (defined as a consumer product designed or intended to facilities sleep or feeding of children three years old or younger or to help children with sucking…

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10 Jan 2017 Additions to the Prop 65 List in 2016

  During the course of 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added 16 new chemicals to the Proposition 65 List.  Companies doing business in California must provide Prop 65 warnings for all listed products starting one year after the date a chemical is listed.   The most controversial addition in 2016 involved styrene, a common chemical used to make latex, synthetic rubber and polystyrene resins, which are used to make plastic packaging, disposable containers and insulation. Other notable additions were…

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