Canada Passes TCEP in Polyurethane Foam Requirement for Certain Children's Products

Vol. 762 | April 25, 2014

On April 23, 2014, Canada passed the requirement prohibiting the use of tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in products intended for a child under 3 years of age, and made, in whole or in part, of polyurethane foam1 . Such products include, but are not limited to, toys, sleep positioners and nursing pillows that contain polyurethane foam. This requirement will be added to Canada Consumer Product Safety Act Schedule II Item 16.

Children’s products within scope of this requirement that are manufactured, imported, advertised or sold after October 23, 2014, should meet this requirement.

For the Canada market, manufacturers and importers of products for children under 3 years of age that contain polyurethane foam should be prepared to incorporate this requirement in existing sourcing and manufacturing processes to ensure that the polyurethane foam does not contain TCEP.

Intertek, through our extensive global network, has a variety of services available to help you overcome the challenges related to chemical management as standards and regulations evolve. In addition to keeping you updated on these and other new product safety developments, Intertek experts can assess your specific compliance and product testing needs and recommend ways to ensure that your product testing programs meet all U.S. and international requirements, in the most effective and efficient way possible.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia
Tel: +1.312.906.7720
Email: pratik.ichhaporia@intertek.com

 

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