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S.F. No. 1215 - Flame-retardant Chemicals in Certain Products Prohibition (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator John Marty
Prepared By: Carlon D. Fontaine, Senate Counsel (651/296-4395)
Date: March 9, 2015


Subdivision 1 provides definitions for purposes of this section, including definitions of “child,” “children’s product,”  “upholstered residential furniture,”  and “residential textile.”   “Child” means a person under 12 years of age.

Subdivision 2 prohibits manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, distributing for sale, or distributing for use a children’s product, upholstered residential furniture, residential textile, or mattress containing, in amounts greater than 100 parts per million in any product component, the listed flame-retardant chemicals. This prohibition begins July 1, 2017, for manufacturers and wholesalers, and July 1, 2018, for retailers. The sale of any previously owned product is exempt from the prohibitions of the section.

Subdivision 3 prohibits manufacturers from replacing prohibited chemicals with a chemical identified by a state, federal, or international agency to be known or suspected with a high degree of probability to harm development of a fetus or child, cause cancer, disrupt the endocrine or hormone system, or damage other systems.

Provides an effective date of the day following final enactment.



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