8 July 2019,Rhode Island's legislature passed a bill RI H5119 to revise the maximum permissible level of organohalogen flame retardants (OFR) in upholstered bedding and furniture (including foam, plastics, fabric, textiles, etc.) manufactured or sold in state from 100ppm to 1,000 PPM. This bill shall take effect from 1 January 2020.

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The bill also amended the following provisions:

1。    Add "fabric with OFR" as one of the materials required for compliance

2.    Internal electric and electronic components of residential upholstered bedding and furniture. Residential bedding or furniture sold for use in commercial or public spaces are not subject to the restrictions in this section.

3。    The prohibition and any related regulations shall not apply to products sold or in use prior to January 1, 2020。

4。    A manufacturer of products that are banned from sale under this section must notify persons or entities that sell the manufactured products in this state about the provisions of this section no less than ninety (90) days prior to the effective date of the ban。



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