The Brazilian Flame Retardant Industry association (ABICHAMA) assessed Brazilian market televisions against US market televisions to collect comparative data that can be used to help set performance evaluation criteria for the safety and protection of consumers of household electronics. The comparative analysis demonstrates risk of fire posed by household electronics in markets where flame retardants are not utilized.1 Emergency, Nov. 21-Jan. 22
For additional information, view the Fire Technology research article, “Combustion Characteristics of Flat Panel Televisions With and Without Fire Retardants in the Casing.”
Click here to view a one-page summary of the study.
Click here to view a video of Professor Antonio Fernando Berto of the Institute for Technological Research (IPT) in São Paulo, Brazil, discussing the importance of brominated flame retardants in electronics, including televisions.