CPSC to Discuss Draft Phthalates Rule at December 5th Meeting

Tomorrow, December 5, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will be briefed by staff on a recommendation to issue a proposed rule to permanently prohibit five phthalates – DINP, DIBP, DPENP, DHEXP, DCHP – from children’s toys and child care articles. The use of three phthalates – DEHP, DBP, and BBP – in these products is already prohibited by law.

Last week, the CPSC staff circulated to Commissioners a draft of the proposed rule as part of a briefing package. Once the Commission has been fully briefed by staff tomorrow, a vote on whether to proceed with publication of the rule in the Federal Register is tentatively scheduled for December 17, 2014.