to prohibit the distribution of children’s products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants. The restricted substances are halogenated flame retardants except for Antimony trioxide. This Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act; the restriction on flame retardants shall take effect one year after enactment.
Restriction on Flame Retardants
The term “children’s product” means a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger, such as toys and childcare products.
Upholstered furniture is a type of furniture that’s cushioned with padding or foam and covered in fabric or leather. Usually, upholstered furniture has a steel or wooden frame, or some combination of the two, and it usually contains springs. Sofas, dining chairs, and armchairs are commonly upholstered.