Baby and Children’s Products Tainted with a Chemical Flame Retardant
CEH found nap mats from Target, Babies R Us, other national retailers found with chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health problems.
• CEH Press Release: Naptime Nightmares? Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Day Care Nap Mats
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December 6, 2012
Independent testing commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health has revealed disturbing news for parents and families. In the mid-1970’s, a harmful flame retardant chemical called chlorinated Tris (TDCPP or “Tris”) was banned from use in children’s pajamas, due to serious health concerns. But CEH’s testing of new products for infants and young children, products purchased from major national retailers including Target, Walmart, KMart, Babies R Us and other stores, has found that Tris is still being used today, in products for young children who are at critical stages of development.
CEH is launching legal action against the companies, to pressure them to eliminate Tris and all harmful chemical flame retardants from their products, especially products for children.
• CEH Press Release First-Ever Legal Action Targets Cancer-Causing Flame Retardant Found in Children’s Products