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Washington’s Advisory Committee on Flame Retardant Chemicals has scheduled a final meeting on the development of the safety report for the use of six flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture. The said meeting will finalize the report entitled “Six Flame Retardants Quantitative Analysis”.

The report will comply with the requirements set in the Children’s Safe Product Act, enacted in 2016. The Act aims to restrict certain flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture.

The Act also specifies that the Department of Health (Health) and the Department of Ecology (Ecology) must evaluate and prepare a report regarding these flame retardants:

  • Triphenyl phosphate (TPP), CAS #: 115–86-6
  • Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP), CAS # : 13674–84-5
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH), CAS #: 26040–51-7
  • Bis (chloromethyl) propane-1,3-diyl tetrakis-(2-chloroethyl) bis(phosphate) (V6), CAS #: 38051–10-4
  • Isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (IPTPP), CAS #: 68937–41-7
  • 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB), CAS #: 183658–27-7

The final meeting will be on January 4, 2019.

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