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July 10, 2017 - Environmental Law, Product Liability, Consumer Products

California Adopts First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children’s Nap Mats and Provides Important Guidance for Its Alternatives Analysis

California Proposes Next Group of Priority Products Under Its Green Chemistry Initiative

California took two important steps forward to implement its new Green Chemistry Initiative, also known as the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program, to regulate and encourage replacement of toxic chemicals in consumer products.  First, it adopted new regulations for its first priority product, children’s foam-padded sleeping products that contain the flame retardants TDCPP or TCEP, including:

  • Nap mats and cots
  • Sleep positioners
  • Travel beds
  • Bassinet foam
  • Portable crib mattresses
  • Playpens
  • Car bed pads