No Playing Around With Phthalate Testing In Toys

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- Phthalates are widely used in some types of plastic to make the plastic more pliable and flexible. In recent years, certain phthalates have been subjected to increased scrutiny as possible human carcinogens, and reproductive and developmental toxicants and their use have been banned or otherwise restricted by a number of regulations worldwide, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The CPSIA banned the use of phthalates in any "children's toy" or "child care article" and mandated third-party testing to ensure compliance.[1]

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