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Columbia considers banning flame retardants TDCPP and TCEP

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On March 17, 2015, the Council of the District of Columbia drafted the Bill B21-143 and aims to prohibit the use of TDCPP and TCEP in all products. The council unanimously approved the bill’s first reading on  February  2, 2016.


Content of the Proposal

The requirements of B21-143 are as bellow: After January 1, 2018, no person or legal entity shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or distribute any children’s product or residential upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1% by mass in any product component of TDCPP and TCEP; After January 1, 2019, no person or legal entity shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or distribute any product (except to exemptions) containing more than 0.1% by mass in any product component of TDCPP and TCEP.

Chemical Name

Abbreviation

Structure

CAS No.

 Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate

TDCPP

13674-87-8

 Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate

TCEP

115-96-8

Exemptions include: Motor vehicles or replacement parts or replacement equipment for motor vehicles; Commercial or residential building insulation or wiring; Desktop and laptop computers, audio and video equipment, calculators, wireless telephones, game consoles, handheld devices incorporating a screen that are used to access interactive software and their associated peripherals, and cables, adaptors, and other similar connecting devices; Storage media, such as compact discs, for interactive software, such as computer games.

According to B21-143,“Children’s product” means a consumer product: Marketed for use by children under 12 years of age or the substantial use of which by a child under 12 years of age is reasonably foreseeable. “Residential upholstered furniture” means furniture intended for use in a home or other dwelling that includes cushioning material covered by fabric or similar material.

 

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