Monday June 03, 2019
Minnesota Expands Restrictions on FR Chemicals to Two Product Classes
Mattress and residential textiles will be added to products subject to Minnesota's controls on flame-retardant (FR) controls under a law signed May 22. They join children's products and upholstered furniture.
Another expansion also involves addition of the phrase "any organohalogenated flame retardant chemical." Previously, the state had targeted just four named chemicals. The 1,000-ppm limit remains. The updates will become effective in July 2022.
There are exemptions and exceptions (bit.ly/2HK6kZv):
The new law also adds provisions addressing firefighting foams. Those become effective next year.