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CPSC Bans TRIS-Treated Children's Garments

Release Date: April 07, 1977

This news release is outdated.  CPSC does not have a regulation banning tris-treated children’s garments.  However, please note that the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) includes as a “banned hazardous substance,” “any toy, or other article intended for use by children, which is, bears, or contains a hazardous substance [as that term is defined in the FHSA] in such manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom such toy or other article is entrusted.”  15 U.S.C. § 1261(q)(1)(A).

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