Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues New Guidance on Flame Retardants in Consumer Products

Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published guidance in the Federal Registry that serves as a warning for consumers not to buy products containing a commonly-used class of toxic flame retardants, referred to as non-polymeric, organohalogen chemicals. The commission, a US government agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of consumer products, also recommended manufacturers stop using these chemicals in products where they are currently found. These include upholstered furniture, mattresses, electronic cases and children’s toys.

In fact, the CPSC commission “has been told there are a host of other flame retardants that work but don’t have issues of toxicity,” according to Commissioner Bob Adler. That is precisely why Alexium International exists! Consumer health and safety are of the utmost importance in the production of our three nontoxic, polymeric flame retardants, Alexiflam NF, Alexiflam SYN and Alexiflam PB.  These novel, polymeric flame retardants provide a durable finish for a variety of applications. Coupling durability with the limited bioavailability of a polymer provides the most effective flame retardant solution for protecting consumer health.

The CPSC commission “has been told there are a host of other flame retardants that work but don’t have issues of toxicity,” according to Commissioner Bob Adler. That is precisely why Alexium International exists!