PHTHALATES

 
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), enacted in 2008, effectively bans the presence of various phthalates in children's products, limiting their content to 1000 ppm. However, growing concern and publicity has prompted most brand-name manufacturers and retailers to ban this class of chemicals - used to plasticise (soften) plastics and coatings - from all of their products.
In February 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published its Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Phthalates.

The Leather Research Laboratory offers testing to this exact procedure, so call us today to initiate testing and compliance certification for your range of leathers or leather products.
The specific phthalates that are restricted are:
1) di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
2) dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
3)benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
4)Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
5)Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
6)Di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP)