Connecticut Flame Retardant Bill Fails to Pass Legislature

As previously reported, ISPA persuaded the Connecticut Joint Committee on Public Health to exempt mattresses from a requirement in SB 255 which would require consumer products that contain FRs to bear special labels. Following this win, ISPA advocated for changes to other parts of the same bill that would prohibit FRs from use in juvenile products (including crib mattresses). Last week, the bill died when the Connecticut legislature adjourned for 2022 without taking further action on the legislation. Nevertheless, ISPA expects this or similar legislation to be reintroduced next year in Connecticut.