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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD49 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Petition for Rulemaking for Various Products Containing Organohalogen Flame Retardants 

The Commission received a petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the FHSA to declare several categories of products containing additive organohalogen flame retardants to be "banned hazardous substances." Specifically, the request asks the Commission to declare that:

-any durable infant or toddler product, children's toy, child care article, or other children's product (other than children's car seats) that contains additive organohalogen flame retardants, is a "banned hazardous substance";

-any article of upholstered furniture sold for use in residences and containing additive organohalogen flame retardants is a "hazardous substance" and a "banned hazardous substance";

-any mattress or mattress pad with additive organohalogen flame retardants is a "hazardous substance" and a banned hazardous substance"; and

-any electronic device with additive organohalogen flame retardants in its plastic casing is a "hazardous substance" and a "banned hazardous substance." The Commission held a public hearing and heard oral presentations on the petition on December 9, 2015.

Staff will prepare a briefing package for Commission consideration.

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-314, sec 104    15 U.S.C. 1262   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Petition Docketed  08/05/2015 
Notice for Comment Published in Federal Register  08/19/2015  80 FR 50238   
Public Hearing  12/09/2015 
Comment Period End  01/19/2016 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melanie Biggs
Project Manager, Directorate for Health Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2593