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CA Senate Passes Bill on Flame Retardant Labeling

July 27, 2015

The California Senate has passed SB 763, labeling requirements for juvenile products, and indicating whether or not they contain flame retardants.

The bill applies to products intended for use by children under 12 years of age and subject to the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, which covers items such as car seats, crib mattresses, playpens and strollers.

Once enacted, it would impose the following labeling requirement to products sold in the state:

“The State of California has determined that this product does not pose a serious fire hazard. The state has identified many flame retardant chemicals as being known to, or strongly suspected of, adversely impacting human health or development.

This product:

_____contains added flame retardant chemicals

_____contains NO added flame retardant chemicals”

It also requires that products sold online or by catalogue to have the aforementioned flame retardant message “clearly and conspicuously, and in close proximity to the juvenile product's price,” on each page that contains a detailed description of the product.