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Last year November 2017, we informed you the Mayor of San Francisco had signed the citywide ordinance regarding the uses of flame retardant chemicals in residential upholstered furniture and juvenile products. Beginning 1 January 2019, covered products that contain or are made with any flame retardants at a concentration above 1000 ppm could not be sold, while the ban of products with electrical and electronic components will apply from 1 July 2019.
The Department of Environment has recently published implementing regulations1 to provide guidelines for compliance and petition process of the flame retardants ordinance. Details are summarised as follows:
Petitions and waivers
An establishment or any person may petition for a waiver from strict compliance with the ordinance and related regulations. A petitioner, may represent any number of establishments, submitting petition to the Department must demonstrate the difficulty or hardship for compliance.
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