In January 2018, CPSC issued direct final rule (DFR) to revise 16 CFR 1308.
This means that independent third-party testing of these plastics, with the specified additives, is not required for compliance with the mandatory phthalates prohibitions on children’s toys and child care articles.
The eight prohibited phthalates are:
- diisononyl phthalates (DINP);
- di-n-pentyl phthalates (DPENP);
- di-n-hexyl phthalates (DHEXP)
- dicyclohexyl phthalates (DCHP)
- diisobutyl phthalates (DIBP)
- di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalates (DEHP)
- dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Seven types of plastics with specified additives
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- polypropylene (PP)
- polyethylene (PE)
- high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)
- acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
- general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS)
- medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS)
- super-high-impact polystyrene (SHIPS)
Unless significant adverse comment received, this direct final rule will take effect on 25 April 2018.
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