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Minnesota Enacts Flame Retardants Prohibition

November 7, 2016

Minnesota Senate Bill S.F. 1215 prohibits the use of specified flame retardant chemicals in certain products. Beginning July 1, 2018, children’s products, upholstered residential furniture, residential textiles, and mattresses containing the following chemicals in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million in any product component are prohibited from being manufactured, sold, offered for sale, or distributed for sale or use:

  • TDCPP (tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate), CAS # 13674-87-8;
  • decabromodiphenyl ether, CAS # 1163-19-5;
  • hexabromocyclododecane, CAS # 25637-99-4; and
  • TCEP (tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate), CAS # 115-96-8.

Beginning July 1, 2019, retailers are prohibited from selling or offering for sale or use any children’s products or upholstered residential furniture containing these same flame retardant chemicals in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million in any product component.

 

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