New law will ban 5 chemicals from kids products, furniture – AP


About a decade in the making. Thanks to Representative Kevin Van de Wege for helping champion this! And for the Governor for signing it! A milestone achievement.

Five toxic chemicals will be banned from home furniture and children’s products such as toys, car seats and nursing pillows under a bill Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law. The legislation approved Friday bans five chemical flame retardants from children’s products and furniture starting July 1, 2017. Flame retardants are commonly added to consumer products to slow the spread of fire. The legislation approved Friday bans five chemical flame retardants from children’s products and furniture starting July 1, 2017. Flame retardants are commonly added to consumer products to slow the spread of fire. House Bill 2545 also directs the departments of Ecology and Health to review whether six additional flame retardants should be considered chemicals of concern to children and recommend whether their use in consumer products should be restricted. (Associated Press)

http://www.king5.com/news/local/new-law-will-ban-5-chemicals-from-kids-products-furniture/118068709

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