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US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a statement that provides guidance for manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers of certain consumer products that may contain harmful organohalogen flame retardants in an additive form.

This guidance aims to protect consumers and children from the potential toxic effects of exposure to these chemicals.

The Commission recommends that manufacturers of children’s products, upholstered furniture sold for use in residences, mattresses, and plastic casings surrounding electronics refrain from intentionally adding non-polymeric, organohalogen flame retardants to their products.

This guidance document was published on September 28, 2017.