Governor Carney Signs Delaware Flame Retardant Bill Into Law

Delaware Governor Carney signed HB 77 into law on August 4th. As previously reported, the bill as initially introduced last year would have limited the use of certain chemical FRs, including antimony, to 1,000 ppm per component in mattresses, children’s products, and residential upholstered furniture. Earlier this year, ISPA persuaded the bill’s sponsor to amend his legislation so that it tracks California’s FR law, which ISPA helped negotiate in 2018. Specifically, the amended Delaware bill now excludes from its scope all components of adult mattresses except foam.

The legislation goes into effect immediately.