December 19, 2018

On October 27, 2017, the CPSC Published a Rule Relating to Pthalates in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles (16 CFR 1307)

DATES:  The Rule becomes effective on April 25, 2018.

Summary: The CPSC issued the final rule relating to phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. The CPSC Staff did not find any new information that suggested that the prohibitions should apply to all children’s products, and so the Commission limited its Final Rule to children’s toys and child care articles.

Based upon the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel report that looked at 14 pthalates, the final rule prohibits children’s toys and child care articles containing four phthalates that were not subject to restrictions under the CPSIA: DIBP, DPENP, DEXP, and DCHP. The Commission concluded that prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles containing concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of DIBP, DPENP, DEXP, or DCHP is necessary to protect the health of children., the final rule three prohibits children’s toys and child care articles containing four phthalates that were not subject to restrictions under the CPSIA: DIBP, DPENP, DEXP, and DCHP. The Commission concluded that prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles containing concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of DIBP, DPENP, DEXP, or DCHP is necessary to protect the health of children.