Tag Archives: Priority Products

Paint, Varnish, and Graffiti Remover Products: Next Up for Regulation by California

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Paint and varnish stripper products containing 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) are proposed as the fifth category of products to be regulated as a “Priority Product” under the California safer consumer product regulations. The first category of products listed in July 2017 is children’s foam-padded sleeping products containing certain flame retardants.  The second category, spray polyurethane foam with unreacted MDI, was just listed in July 2018.   Since no one manufactures the sleeping products and the spray polyurethane foam listing is brand new, we have yet to see any business implement [...]Read more

Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride – State of California’s 3rd Priority Product Proposed

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On November 16, 2017, the State of California’s DTSC proposed to add its third product-chemical combination to its priority products list for regulation under its green chemistry/safer consumer products rules.   We are all still waiting to see the first, or any product, undergo the voluminous data, reporting and analytical requirements of the regulations and it remains to be seen if any ever will.   The third product to be proposed is “paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride” defined as “any product designed to break down paint, varnish, or any other surface coating [...]Read more

Global Manufacturers Take Note: DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products Priority Product Work Plan Released Today

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The final version of the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Priority Product Work Plan for 2015-2017 can now be viewed on the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC’s) website. The goal of the SCP program is to identify specific products containing potentially harmful chemicals and to ask manufacturers to determine (1) whether the chemicals are necessary; and (2) whether there are safer alternatives. The Work Plan issued in final form today identifies product categories from which such so-called “Priority Products” will be researched and selected for the next [...]Read more

Makers of Beauty, Hygiene, Furniture, Cleaning, Clothing, Fishing, Office Machinery and Building Products – GET READY! Future Regulated Product Categories Selected by California

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Under the California Safer Consumer Product Regulations, maker of products that are selected as “priority products” will be invited to participate in a grueling paperwork-laden regulatory process, that involves multiple notifications, alternatives analyses, chemical hazard and environmental assessments for the entire lifecycle of making their product from raw material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, use by consumer and ultimate disposal of product. Read more about the requirements here or here. In August 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control ("DTSC") held [...]Read more

DTSC Announces Draft Initial Priority Products

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The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced their first set of draft Priority Products as part of the Safer Consumer Products regulations. Being named a Priority Product, means the products are consumer goods that are solid in California and each contain at least one Candidate Chemical that have a hazard trait that can harm people or the environment. The three Priority Products and Candidate Chemicals are as follows: Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Systems containing unreacted diisocyanates, Children’s Foam Padded Sleeping Products containing TRIS phosphate or TDCPP, [...]Read more