CPSC Publishes Final Rule on the Ban of Certain Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Articles

31/10/17

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a Final Rule that modifies the current CPSC regulation that limits phthalates in toys and childcare articles.  The new rule will become effective for products manufactured or imported on or after April 25, 2018 (180 day after being published in the Federal Register).


Background 

A panel of scientists, referred to as CHAP (Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel), conducted an in-depth review of the long term health effects on human exposure to phthalates. As a result of the CHAP review, it was recommended that the federal limit of 1000 ppm (0.1%) limit be removed for two phthalates and added a limit of 1000 ppm (0.1%) for four additional phthalates.


Summary of the Final Rule

• Limit of Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) has been removed.


• The interim ban on Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) has been made final and expanded to include all toys.


• Limit of 1000 ppm (0.1%) established for Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP) and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).


• Scope of product for the 8 phthalates has been expanded to include accessible components of all toys and child care articles. This is a change from the previous scope of product that only imposed the current limit on toys that are “mouthable” for certain phthalates.


• The CPSC has maintained the current definition for both Child Care Articles and Toys.


Phthalate Current Rule – Scope of ProductNew Rule – Scope of Product
DEHPToys and Child Care ArticlesToys and Child Care Articles
DBPToys and Child Care ArticlesToys and Child Care Articles
BBPToys and Child Care ArticlesToys and Child Care Articles
DINPMouthable Toys and Child Care ArticlesToys and Child Care Articles
DNOPMouthable Toys and Child Care Articles---
DIDPMouthable Toys and Child Care Articles---
DIBP---Toys and Child Care Articles
DPENP---Toys and Child Care Articles
DHEXP---Toys and Child Care Articles
DCHP---Toys and Child Care Articles


To View the Rule:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-27/pdf/2017-23267.pdf


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