In Re: Prohibition of Children's Toys & Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
- Case Date: 4/15/2015
- Project Name: Health Care Project
On April 15, 2015, Washington Legal Foundation filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) raising concerns with the Commission’s proposed phthalates rule. Phthalates are widely used chemicals that soften plastics. In the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Congress banned three phthalates (e.g., DEHP) in children’s toys and child care articles. The same Act temporarily banned three other phthalates (e.g., DINP), instructing CPSC to study their harmfulness and then promulgate a rule lifting the temporary ban or making it permanent, and banning other phthalates if necessary.
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