Flame Retardant In Upholstered Furniture And Children’s Products

- May 30, 2018 -

Flame retardant in upholstered furniture and children’s products

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Residential upholstered furniture and products for children under the age of twelve shall not contain more than 1000 ppm of Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) , hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP ) or (Deca–BDE) Decabromodiphenyl ether  

Report actual results or include data table within report. 

Note :
- Actual testing shall be conducted on residential upholster furniture and the following products for children: toys, cosmetics, jewelry, products designed or intended by the manufacturer to help a child with sucking or teething, to facilitate sleep, relaxation, or the feeding of a child, or to be worn as clothing by children, and child car seats.
- Refer to CSPA Reporting Rule WAC 173-334 for the complete children's products list.
- See RCW Chapter 70.240.010 for children's products that are exempt.
- Actual testing shall be conducted on all accessible and inaccessible polyurethane and polystyrene foam materials and all upholstery, excluding leather, covering polyurethane  and polystyrene foam materials
- Vendors shall provide a letter of guarantee that flame retardants have not been added. If vendor cannot provide this, then all foams, textiles and plastics shall be tested.
- Vendors shall provide documentation or a bill of materials for material identification of polyurethane and polystyrene foams. If they cannot provide this information, all foam materials and all upholstery, excluding leather, covering foam materials  will be tested.
- Composite up to 3 like materials (except metals). 
- Individual materials will be analyzed if the composite result exceeds the adjusted limit (regulatory limit divided by the number of components).
- Vendor shall be responsible for the compliance of all other materials.



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