In an article published on November 1, 2017 by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, editor Julie A. Miller informed that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a final rule prohibiting the use of five phthalates in children’s products. The CPSC had agreed to finalize the rule by October 18, 2017 (FPF reported) and voted in its favor on the same day. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP, CAS 84-69-5), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP, CAS 131-18-0), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP, CAS 84-75-3), dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP, CAS 84-75-3), and diisononyl phthalate (DINP, CAS 28553-12-0) are banned for use in children’s toys and child care articles at levels exceeding 0.1%. The rule was published in the U.S. Federal Register on October 27, 2017 and will enter into force on April 25, 2018.

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Julie A. Miller (November 1, 2017). “US CPSC publishes rule banning phthalates in children’s products.Chemical Watch

Julie A. Miller (October 19, 2017). “US CPSC votes to ban phthalates in children’s products.Chemical Watch

American Chemistry Council (October 18, 2017). “CPSC vote to restrict DINP in toys and childcare articles ignores decades of established science.

Julie A. Miller (October 12, 2017). “US CPSC likely to approve phthalates ban despite data concerns.Chemical Watch