The State of Maryland proposes 2 Bills
pertaining to Brominated Flame Retardants, Phthalates and Bisphenol-A
Brominated Flame Retardants prohibition
extends to DecaBDE
The existing law in the State of Maryland
of the USA prohibits a consumer product, which is manufactured on or after
October 1, 2008, containing more than 0.1% of PentaBDE or OctaBDE. The
State is proposing a bill to extend the ban to DecaBDE*.
According to the proposal, on or after
October 1, 2008, a person may not manufacture, process, sell, or distribute
in the state a new product or flame-retardant part of a new product that
contains more than 0.1% of PentaBDE, OctaBDE, or DecaBDE by mass.
Use of Phthalates and Bisphenol-A
in Toys and Child Care Articles
This is the second time the State
of Maryland has introduced a similar bill prohibiting the use of phthalates
and bisphenol-A in toys and child care articles. This bill has excluded
the requirement on cosmetics and tightened the age range from 3 to 6 years
old in comparison with the requirements of the previous one.
On or after January 1, 2010, no person
may manufacture, sell or distribute in commerce any toy or child care
article for use by a child under the age of 6 years and contains:
4. Bisphenol-A; or
5. DEHP, DBP, or BBP in concentrations exceeding 0.1%; or
6. DINP, DIDP, or DNOP in concentrations exceeding 0.1% and can be placed
in the child's mouth.
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