HB 1294 was introduced in 2013, passed the House, but died in the Senate. It reverted back to the House where it was brought up for a vote on Jan. 22nd. HB 1294 does the following:
Prohibits the sale, manufacture, or distribution of children's products or residential upholstered furniture containing the chemical TCEP (Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate) or TDCPP (Tris(1, 3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate) in amounts greater than 100 parts per million (ppm) in any product component, beginning July 1, 2015.
Bans the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered furniture and children's products containing any flame retardant identified as a high priority chemical of high concern for children in amounts greater than 100 ppm in any product component, unless a manufacturer demonstrates that there is not a technically feasible safer alternative to the flame retardant.
Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Amendment: As amended the bill removes the prohibition on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered furniture and children's products of which any component contains more than 100 parts per million of a flame retardant identified by Ecology as a CHCC. Further, it removes the authority for Ecology to request certificates of compliance. Additionally, nonprofit organizations and private parties making sales or purchases of used products containing TDCPP or TCEP are exempt from the prohibition.