GRAPHIC: Three CPSC Commissioners Ignored Staff Expert Conclusions on OFRs

In September 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a guidance document that distorted the facts regarding additive, non-polymeric organohalogen Flame Retardants. The document’s findings were based on a prior CPSC vote, where three commissioners dismissed the recommendations of their own technical experts — and opted instead to support the claims of a group of special interests that have long sought to remove these chemicals from the marketplace. 
 
Here is a look at what the CPSC’s experts recommended along with a chart showing how the CPSC voted on the issue:  

Key: 

CPSC: Consumer Product Safety Commission
FHSA: Federal Hazardous Substances Act
OFR: Additive, Non-Polymeric Organohalogen Flame Retardants

Television Fire Safety

A recent fire analysis shows the important layer of fire protection that flame retardants can provide when they are added to consumer electronic parts. Watch the following video to see the important role flame retardants can play in helping to protect televisions from open flame sources.