San Francisco’s ordinance to ban flame retardants was unanimously approved on October 17th, 2017. It was sponsored by Supervisor, Mark Farrell of District 2 on the City and County San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The ban goes into effect as of January, 1st 2019. Certain companies have been given an additional six months to comply. All other companies are expected to sell any and all “juvenile product or upholstered furniture” with less than “1,000 ppm of any flame retardant chemical”. The ban does not include children’s mattresses unless they meet 16 CFR Part 1632 or 1633.
Details are not currently available of how or if this will affect the California’s flammability label.
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Chemical Warning Requirements
Prop 65 Memo Available from the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace
You may have heard that there are changes coming down the pike in regards to California Prop 65. Some of you have indicated great concern about these changes. To assist you with offering consumer products in California, we have prepared a short compliance document which can help you with your approach to such product offerings. Please let us know if you would like to order a copy of that memo.
Clients of Joanne’s law firm also get a 30 minute follow up with Joanne.
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California Formaldehyde Law Label Example
US TSCA Title VI Compliant Law Label for EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products.
If your company offers any consumer product for sale which contains any type of manufactured wood, you are likely familiar with the need to comply with California’s wood and formaldehyde labeling and emissions standard.
Be aware that a new federal rule, both labeling and emissions, kicks in later this year. The new federal rule is similar, though not identical, to the California requirement. There has been a great deal of confusion over this federal rule but it is now slated to be effective in December of 2017. Companies may now begin to use the labels necessary to appear on products.
Now is the time to consult with your suppliers and secure documentation as to the emissions levels associated with the use of such manufactured wood in consumer products. Therefore, go ahead and begin to implement the new federal labeling requirements, and learn the new record keeping obligations imposed upon your company. Also, consult with legal counsel and/or the team at Legal Label sooner than later. Don’t put your product offerings at risk with a possible violation.
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