The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed a rule that would make certain plastics exempt in children’s toys from third-party phthalate testing.


Six phthalates under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act are prohibited in concentrations that are above 0.1% in accessible parts of various children’s products.


These substances include:



    • DEHP


    • BBP


    • DBP


    • DIDP


    • DINP


    • DnOP



Third-party testing must be conducted before products containing these substances are placed on the market.


Comments on the proposed ruling will be accepted until the 31st of September.


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