California Toxic Alternatives for Children's Products (SB 1713)

February, 2008

SB 1713, introduced February 22, 2008, would require manufacturers to use the least toxic alternative when replacing phthalates in their products and apply the prohibition and least toxic alternative requirements to certain toys and child care articles that contain bisphenol A or lead in detectable levels.

Child care article is defined to include any product designed or intended by a manufacturer for use either on or by children. The Senate passed SB 1713 on May 15, 2008 and the bill is now in the House. See updated bill status for more information.