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Quality Assurance Project Plan: Flame Retardants in Fabrics of Children’s Play Tents and Other Products

Publication number Date Published
23-03-107January 2023
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Author(s) Salamone, A.
Description The Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA) restricts the sale of children's products in Washington that contain certain flame retardant chemicals and requires manufacturers to file an annual report of the children’s products that contain chemicals of high concern to children (CHCC).

During 2022-2023, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) will conduct a study to assess six flame retardants in 40 samples of children’s products. This study is designed as a follow-up to a 2016 Ecology investigation of flame retardants in children’s play tents. In addition to play tents, this study includes children’s sleeping bags, camping chairs, and car seats and strollers. Children’s products collected for this study will reflect those available for sale to Washington’s diverse residents. Products will be those that are marketed and sold for use by children 12 years of age and younger.

Study results will be used for the assessment of reporting compliance of manufacturers of children’s products for the presence of six flame retardants:
• tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP)
• tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP)
• tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP)
• triphenyl phosphate (TPP)
• 2-ethylhexyl-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB)
• bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH)
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Keywords QAPP, children's products, flame retardants, CSPA, product testing, toxics, Children's Safe Products Act, play tents, sleeping bags
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