U.S. Maryland –Child Care Products Containing Flame-Retardant Chemicals TDCPP Prohibition

Vol. 764 | May 12, 2014

On May 5, 2014, Governor O’Malley of the State of Maryland signed the House Bill 229¹ that bans importing, selling or offering for sale in Maryland a ‘child care product’ that contains flame-retardant Tris (1, 3-Dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) at more than 0.1% concentration by weight. This act becomes effective October 1, 2014.

The HB 229 revised the law enacted last year restricting use of flame retardant tris (2–chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in child care articles². Hence when the TDCPP requirement becomes effective, import and sale of the ‘child care product’ containing more than 0.1% by weight of TDCPP or TCEP will be banned.

“Child care product” is defined as a consumer product intended for use by a child under the age of 3 years, including a baby product, toy, car seat, nursing pillow, crib mattress, and stroller.

Details about Maryland law banning child care products containing TCEP can be found in our previous bulletin: http://www.intertek.com/sparkles/2013/us-maryland-child-care-flame-chemicals/

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

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