CPSC Votes to Increase Number of Banned Phthalates
In October 2017, the CPSC ruled to increase the total number of banned phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. This rule goes into effect on April 25, 2018.
After reviewing all available toxicity data on phthalates, the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) recommended that the CPSC prohibit the following phthalate chemicals when they appear in concentrations of more than 0.1 percent in children’s toys and child care articles, in addition to the three previously banned under CPSIA 2008:
- diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
- di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP)
- di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP)
- dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)
- diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
Previously banned under CPSIA 2008:
- di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
This ruling will have an immediate effect on companies that import toys for sale in the United States. For more details, please review additional information linked below.