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Title 16 Part 1308

Title 16 → Chapter II → Subchapter B → Part 1308

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Title 16 Part 1308

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Title 16Chapter IISubchapter B → Part 1308


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PART 1308—PROHIBITION OF CHILDREN'S TOYS AND CHILD CARE ARTICLES CONTAINING SPECIFIED PHTHALATES: DETERMINATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN PLASTICS


Contents
§1308.1   Prohibited children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates and testing requirements.
§1308.2   Determinations for specified plastics.

Authority: Sec. 3, Pub. L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016; 15 U.S.C. 2063(d)(3)(B).

Source: 82 FR 41171, Aug. 30, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

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§1308.1   Prohibited children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates and testing requirements.

Section 108(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) permanently prohibits any children's toy or child care article that contains concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). In accordance with section 108(b)(3) of the CPSIA, 16 CFR part 1307 prohibits any children's toy or child care article that contains concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), or dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) is prohibited. Materials used in children's toys and child care articles subject to section 108(a) of the CPSIA and 16 CFR part 1307 must comply with the third party testing requirements of section 14(a)(2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), unless listed in §1308.2.

[83 FR 3585, Jan. 26, 2018, as amended at 83 FR 34765, July 23, 2018]

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§1308.2   Determinations for specified plastics.

(a) The following plastics do not exceed the phthalates content limits with a high degree of assurance as that term is defined in 16 CFR part 1107:

(1) Polypropylene (PP), with any of the following additives:

(i) The plasticizers polybutenes, dioctyl sebacate, isooctyl tallate, paraffinic, naphthenic, and mineral plasticizing oils, and polyol;

(ii) Unrecovered catalysts;

(iii) Fillers;

(iv) Primary and secondary antioxidants;

(v) Neutralizing agents;

(vi) Antistatic agents;

(vii) Slip agents;

(viii) Metal deactivators;

(ix) Quenchers;

(x) UV stabilizers;

(xi) Nucleating agents;

(xii) Flame retardants;

(xiii) Blowing or foaming agents;

(xiv) Antiblocking agents;

(xv) Lubricants; or

(xvi) Colorants.

(2) Polyethylene (PE), with any of the following additives:

(i) The plasticizers glyceryl tribenzoate, polyethylene glycol, sunflower oil, paraffin wax, paraffin oil, mineral oil, glycerin, EPDM rubber, and EVA polymer;

(ii) Initiators;

(iii) Promoters;

(iv) Unrecovered catalysts;

(v) Fillers;

(vi) Antistatic agents;

(vii) Flame retardants;

(viii) Anti-blocking agents;

(ix) Slip agents;

(x) Blowing agents;

(xi) Cross-linking agents;

(xii) Antioxidants;

(xiii) Carbon black; or

(xiv) Colorants.

(3) General purpose polystyrene (GPPS), medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS), high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), and super high-impact polystyrene (SHIPS) with any of the following additives:

(i) Unrecovered catalysts;

(ii) Internal lubricants;

(iii) Chain transfer/transition agents;

(iv) Stabilizers;

(v) Diluents;

(vi) Colorants;

(vii) Aluminum chloride, ethyl chloride, hydrochloric acid;

(viii) Iron oxide, potassium oxide, chromium oxide; or

(ix) Bifunctional peroxides.

(4) Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), with any of the following additives:

(i) The plasticizers hydrocarbon processing oil, triphenyl phosphate, resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate), oligomeric phosphate, long chain fatty acid esters and aromatic sulfonamide;

(ii) Stabilizers;

(iii) Lubricants;

(iv) Antioxidants;

(v) Molecular weight regulators;

(vi) Initiators/unrecovered catalysts,

(vii) Activators;

(viii) Emulsifiers; or

(ix) Colorants.

(b) Accessible component parts of children's toys and child care articles made with the specified plastics, and specified additives, listed in paragraph (a) of this section are not required to be third party tested pursuant to section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA and 16 CFR part 1107.

(c) Accessible component parts of children's toys and child care articles made with a plastic or additives not listed in paragraph (a) of this section that are plasticized or may contain phthalates are required to be third party tested pursuant to section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA and 16 CFR part 1107.

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