U.S. – California DTSC Publishes Draft Priority Product List
Vol. 753 | March 13, 2014
On March 13, 2014, as part of the California Safer Consumer Products Regulation rollout, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) published the draft Proposed Priority Product list. The three products on the list are:
- Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Systems containing unreacted diisocyanates
- Children’s Foam Padded Sleeping Products containing Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP)
- Paint Strippers containing methylene chloride
It should be noted that this is a draft list and not a restriction or ban on use of these substances in listed products. DTSC will hold workshops and engage with all stakeholders to understand manufacture, use as well as sale/distribution of these products. Along with that, DTSC will undertake rulemaking for each product. Completion of the rulemaking process, which will take anywhere from 9 months to a year, will trigger Priority Product Notification and certain other requirements under the requirements for Safer Consumer Products Regulation.
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For more information on the California Safer Consumer Products Regulation, please refer to Insight Vol. 730.
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia