Relevant for: Toys & children's products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) proposed1 the rulemaking regarding phthalates exemption on four plastics PP, PE, HIPS, ABS in toys and child care articles by adding Part 1308 in Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations (16 CFR 1308). The final rule2 was recently published in the Federal Register and will take effect from 29 September 2017.
Compared with the draft rulemaking, the final rule adds additional three plastics (GPPS, MIPS, SHIPS) that are considered as members of a family of polystyrene plastics as well as HIPS, mainly based on the supporting information from the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) report3 about the potential for the presence of phthalates in certain plastics.
The final rule determines that the seven specified plastics are exempted from third party testing for compliance with the phthalates prohibitions on children’s toys and child care articles. However, manufacturer or importer must still comply with the phthalates prohibitions under CPSIA.
|Specified plastics||Final rule 16 CFR 1308||Effective date|
1. Polypropylene (PP)
2. Polyethylene (PE)
3. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
4. High-impact polystyrene (HIPS)
5. General purpose polystyrene (GPPS)
6. Medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS)
7. Super high-impact polystyrene (SHIPS)
Listed plastics are exempted from third party testing for regulated phthalates (BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP) in Section 108 of the CPSIA
|29 September 2017|