North American Flame Retardant Alliance Comments on Draft Regulatory Determinations Report Under Safer Products for Washington


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The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) issued the following statement in response to the Draft Regulatory Determinations Report to the Legislature from the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding its implementation of Safer Products for Washington.

“NAFRA is deeply disappointed by the Department of Ecology’s Draft Regulatory Determinations Report, part of which proposes restricting the use of organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in plastic device casings for electrical and electronic equipment. Safety is a top priority for our industry, and we believe consumers deserve to have confidence in the products they purchase. Ecology’s proposed restrictions would apply to numerous electronic and household items, including but not limited to televisions, laptops, mobile phones, kitchen appliances, washing machines, irons, and hair dryers. 

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