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House Committee on Energy and CommerceCommerce, Manufacturing, and TradeIntroducedAugust 1st, 2013
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Decrease Unsafe Toxins Act
To amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to ban flame retardant chemicals from use in resilient filling materials in children's products.
Decrease Unsafe Toxins Act - Amends the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to ban as a hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act any children's cushioned product manufactured on or after the date that is one year after enactment of this Act that contains more than 1,000 parts per million flame retardant chemical by weight in the filling material used to make such product. Defines: (1) "children's cushioned product" as a children's product under the Consumer Product Safety Act containing resilient filling materials, such as high chairs, strollers, infant walkers, booster seats, car seats, changing pads, floor play mats, highchair pads, highchairs, infant swings, bassinets, infant seats, infant bouncers, nursing pads, playards, playpen side pads, infant mattresses, infant mattress pads, and portable hook-on chairs; and (2) "flame retardant chemical" as an organohalogen or organophosphorous compound.