Fire-retardant bill clears hurdle in California Assembly

07/22/2009 | California Progress Report

A bill that would ban the use of brominated and chlorinated fire-retardant chemicals in upholstered products such as pillows and comforters has passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee in California and now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill represents a second attempt to amend the state's law on fire retardants. In its new form, the bill would exempt strollers, infant carriers, bassinets and nursing pillows from the requirements.

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