On the 5th of November, according to the latest Proposition 65, products sold in California which contain DINP are required to affix warning labels and indicate that they contain DINP (diisononyl phthalate, ). Proposition 65 does not specify a DINP “Safe Harbor” Level, it means products that contain any quantity of DINP are required to meet the new requirements. This requirement will come into force on December 20, 2014.

Last year, the California Office of environmental health hazard assessment (OEHHA) added DINP to the list of Ca 65, requires products containing any one of nearly 800 chemicalsidentified by the States must be marked. As mandated by consumer product safety improvement Act (CPSIA), toys and parts of toys that can be placed in a child’s mouth, the concentration of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) must less than 0.1 percent, in addition, this requirement does not apply to toys and part of toys that can not be placed in a child’s mouth or inaccessible. There is little evidence to show DINP is harmful to human health.

DINP is a general purpose plasticizer used in a wide array of products including toys, roofing materials, wire and cable insulation, vinyl flooring, coated fabrics, garden hoses, tubing, automobile under coatings, footwear, gloves and stationery. Phthalates are commonly found in paints, lacquers, inks, rubbers and sealants.  California law restricts the sale and distribution of toys and child care products with the concentration of DINP that exceed 1,000 ppm.

Due to the Upcoming Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for DINP. CTI suggests toy industry association (TIA) members and industry stakeholders who sell toys in California affix warning labels on packaging when products may contain any level of DINP.

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