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Minnesota Proposes Expansion for Prohibition of Flame Retardants

April 14, 2016

The Minnesota Senate has introduced  SF 2330 which would expand the prohibition of flame retardants in certain products.

  • The bill defines “residential textile” as “a textile that is designed for home use or in places of lodging as covering on windows, walls, or floors, and includes carpeting and carpeting padding.”
  • The bill adds residential textiles and mattresses to the products covered by the flame-retardant chemical prohibition.
  • The bill adds the following to the list of prohibited flame-retardant chemicals:

                o   tetrabromobisphenol A (CAS No. 79-94-7)

                o   antimony trioxide (CAS No. 1309-64-4)

                o   tetrabromo phthalate (TBPH) (CAS No. 26040-51-7)

                o   tetrabromo benzoate (TBB) (CAS No. 183658-27-7)

                o   chlorinated paraffins (CAS No. 85535-84-8)

                o   tris(1-chloro-2-propyl)phospate (TCPP) (CAS No. 13674-84-5)