Exxon Urges CPSC To Lift Ban On Phthalate In Toys

By Daniel Wilson (August 14, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT) -- ExxonMobil Chemical urged the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday to rescind a temporary ban on the use of a certain phthalate in children's toys and child care products, saying a recent advisory report suggesting the ban be made permanent was significantly flawed.

In public meetings with commissioners Robert Adler and Ann Marie Buerkle and other agency staff, representatives of the company — the chemicals unit of energy giant ExxonMobil Corp. — suggested that the commissioners take a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel's call to extend the ban on Diisononyl phthalate, or DINP, with a grain of salt, saying the "cumulative risk"...

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