California State Law Update – AB 2998, a further restriction of flame retardants

Feb 16, 2018, the newly assembly bill, AB 2998 was signed. This bill served as an act to add Article 5.5. (commencing with Section 19100) to Chapter 3 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to business for ban or restriction on the use of flame retardant chemical in California.

On or after January 1, 2020, an establishment in this state may not sell juvenile products (the children products for age 12 or below), mattresses, reupholstered furniture, or upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1 percent of a flame-retardant chemical or containing more than 0.1 percent of a mixture that includes a flame-retardant chemical.

On the other hands, AB 2998 does not apply to electrical components of juvenile products, mattresses, reupholstered furniture, or upholstered furniture.

For detail, please access and read the following weblink of California Legislative Information:

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