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Massachusetts to further restrict flame retardants usage
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Jan '14
The US State of Massachusetts favors a bill to restrict certain flame retardants in children’s products and other consumer products. If eventually approved, the new law would take effect on 1 January 2014 US Massachusetts Ensuring Consumer Products’ Safety.

In March 2013, SGS informed readers that the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts introduced bill S 351 ‘An act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants’ that would restrict certain flame retardants in consumer products including:

- Products for children up to the age of 12

- Residential upholstered furniture

- Consumer products

The bill has received favorable support in both Senate and House. As of 21 November 2013, the bill has received a new draft. If eventually approved and signed into law, the new law would take effect on 1 January 2014.

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