USA: The District of Columbia bans the use of TCEP and TDCPP in products
The District of Columbia published an Act, "Carcinogenic Flame Retardant Prohibition Amendment Act of 2016" that prohibits the manufacture, sell, offer for sale or distribution of any products containing 2 chlorinated flame retardants.
USA: Washington State reported heavy metals in children’s jewellery
The US Washington State Department of Ecology found cadmium, lead and five other toxic metals in children's jeweler and the results showed surprisingly high levels of toxic metals in jewellery sold as an accessory with an article of clothing.
USA: CPSC approved federal mandatory standard for Portable Hook-on Chairs
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a new federal mandatory standard which is intended to improve the safety of portable hook-on chairs and prevent deaths and injuries to young children.
USA: California published regulations for exposures to bisphenol A (BPA)
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published two notices for BPA compliance on 17 March 2016 for public comment. Proposition 65 warning requirement for BPA will come into force on 11 May 2016.