On Jan. 26th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a direct final rule to codify those phthalates that are prohibited for use in children’s toys or child care articles. The regulations, found in 16 CFR 1308, have been amended to state that children’s products and child care articles that contain more than 0.1 percent of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIBP, DPENP, DHEXP or DCHP are permanently prohibited.
The interim prohibition on children’s toys that can be placed in a child’s mouth and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of DNOP or DIDP. These two phthalates no longer fall under the requirement of testing for either children’s products or child care articles. On January 26th, the CPSC issued a revised test method for phthalates, CPSC-CH-C1001-9.4, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Phthalates,” January 17, 2018, which removes these two compounds from the testing methodology.
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