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CPA-Led Coalition Letter Sent to NY Governor on Children’s Product Ban

CPA prepared and submitted today on behalf of 10 other trade associations a letter to the Governor of New York calling for his veto of a bill (NY SB 501) passed in the state legislature that would ban the sale of children’s products containing formaldehyde and a number of other chemicals.  The scope of the bill was broadly written to include not only toys but also furniture and furnishings.  The letter asserts that formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products are already adequately regulated under TSCA Title VI and that these products are often encased in barrier materials that further substantially reduce emissions.  It also highlights the fact that the bill, as currently drafted, would have the effect of banning all wood furniture or wooden toys, with or without composite wood components, as they emit formaldehyde naturally.  CPA will work with the American Chemistry Council, which leads the broader effort on all potentially impacted products, to monitor developments and engage as needed.  See NY SB 501 and FWIC Coalition Letter.  More Info: Jackson Morrill

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