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The European Commission (EC) has issued a draft screening assessment restricting the use of TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams in childcare articles and residential furniture under the EU’s Chemical Regulation “REACH.”

TCEP, TCPP and TDCP belong to the family of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) commonly used in flexible PUR foams.

The following assessment was released on December 5, 2017:

  • For the TCCP compliance check, registrant is required to submit information regarding the name and identification of substance composition by March 28, 2018.
  • For TCCP, the US National Toxicology Programme is performing several studies, including cancer studies in rats and mice, for which final results may be available by May 2018.