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A recent update to California’s Proposition 65 dictates that consumer products containing any measurable amount of diisononyl phthalate, or DINP, will now require a warning label.
DINP is an additive used as a plasticizer in a variety of applications. When a plasticizer is utilized in the manufacturing process, the product becomes flexible and more easily molded. In addition to toys and children’s products, DINP can be found in flooring, shoe soles, and food contact materials.
As mandated in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, DINP may not be present in levels above 0.1% in mouthable toys and components. However, the substance will remain legal in non-mouthable toys and components that are deemed inaccessible to the consumer.
Because Prop 65 does not include a safe harbor level for DINP, all products containing the substance will require the warning. The requirement will officially go into effect on December 20th, 2014.
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