March 10, 2016
The State of Washington House of Representatives has passed HB 2545, the “Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act,” a bill banning the following flame retardants from children's products and residential upholstered furniture with more than 1,000 ppm, in any product component.
- TDCPP (tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate)
- TCEP (tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate)
- DecaBDE (decabromodiphenyl ether)
- HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane)
- Additive TBBPA (tetrabromobisphenol A)
The bill also proposes a process in which the state's health department could implement rules to ban additional flame retardants in the future.
All of the flame retardants must be reported under the state's Children's Safe Product Act (CSPA), which is overseen by the state's Department of Ecology.
If enacted, the bill would take effect July 1, 2017.