The Washington State’s New Flame Retardant Law to be effective in July 2017

2017-07-04
Beginning 1 July, 2017, the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act in the U.S. State of Washington, which restricts the use of toxic flame retardants in certain types of consumer products, has come into effect. Under the Act, five flame retardants as listed in Table 1 have been identified as chemicals of high concern to children. Children’s products and residential upholstered furniture containing any of these five flame retardants in amounts exceeding 1,000 parts per million (ppm) in any product component are not allowed for sale or distribution in the Washington State.