As ISPA reported in the last issue of Insider, the Illinois Senate is considering legislation (IL SB 2705) to regulate the use of PFAS in children’s products, which would include non-adult size mattresses. A companion bill (IL HB 5042) has now been introduced in the Illinois House, which is identical to IL SB 2705.

Both bills would restrict the sale and distribution of certain products, including juvenile products (which would include non-adult mattresses), upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, and fabric treatments beginning January 1, 2025, if the product contains intentionally added PFAS.  Further, any manufacturer of a product not covered by the initial ban and that contains intentionally added PFAS must notify the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency of the use of PFAS and other specified information beginning January 1, 2026.  The bill also gives the Illinois Pollution Control Board the ability to ban additional product categories between 2025 and 2032.  Effective 2032, the bill would ban all products with intentionally added PFAS unless the manufacturer petitions for and the Board determines that intentional PFAS use is “currently unavoidable”.

ISPA has updated a chart that analyzes these bills in further detail, available for ISPA members only.  Access Chart