On the 17th of March 2015, the Council of the District of Columbia drafted Bill B21-143 aiming to prohibit the use of TDCPP and TCEP in all products. The council unanimously approved the bill’s first reading on the 2nd of February 2016.
Content of the Proposal
The requirements of B21-143 are shown in the tables below: After the 1st of January 2018, no person or legal entity shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or distribute any children’s product or residential upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1% by mass in any product or component of TDCPP and TCEP; After the 1st of January 2019, no person or legal entity shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or distribute any product (except for certain exemptions) containing more than 0.1% by mass in any product or component of TDCPP and TCEP.
Exemptions include: Motor vehicles, replacement parts or replacement equipment for motor vehicles; Commercial or residential building insulation or wiring; Desktop and laptop computers, audio and video equipment, calculators,
wireless telephones, game consoles, handheld devices incorporating a screen that are used to access interactive software and their associated peripherals, and cables, adaptors, and other similar connecting devices; Storage media, such as compact discs, for interactive software, such as computer games.
According to B21-143, “Children’s product” means a consumer product: Marketed for use by children under 12 years of age or the substantial use of which by a child under 12 years of age is reasonably foreseeable. “Residential upholstered furniture” means furniture intended for use in a home or other dwelling that
includes cushioning material covered by fabric or similar material.