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California Introduces Bill Requiring the Disclosure of Toxic Chemicals in Juvenile Products

April 20, 2015

The State of California has introduced CA SB 763: Juvenile products: flame retardant chemicals that would require the disclosure of toxic chemicals in juvenile products. The bill’s definition of juvenile products includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Bassinets
  • Booster seats and car seats
  • Changing pads
  • Floor play mats
  • Highchairs and highchair pads
  • Infant bouncers
  • Infant carriers
  • Infant seats
  • Infant swings
  • Infant walkers
  • Nursing pads and nursing pillows
  • Playpen side pads
  • Playards
  • Portable hook-on chairs
  • Strollers
  • Children’s nap mats
  • Baby carriers that are worn by an adult
  • Foam crib mattresses
  • Children’s upholstered furniture

The bill states that a juvenile product shall indicate whether or not the product contains added flame retardant chemicals by including the following statement on the label:

“This product meets California’s furniture fire safety standard and: ______Contains NO added flame retardant chemicals

______Contains added flame retardant chemicals

The State of California has determined that no flammability standard is needed for this product. The state has identified many flame retardant chemicals as being known to, or strongly suspected of, adversely impacting human health or development.”

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