Just as with efforts to label genetically modified ingredients, I knew that corporate push back to a new flame retardant labeling bill would be strong. But when I heard that Fisher Price was in opposition, I had to share.
The flame retardant labeling bill in questions, SB 763, is one of many from California State Senator Mark Leno, who has fought tirelessly to regulate toxic chemical flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects and autism, among other health problems. And as we’ve seen time and time again, California’s stance on flame retardants often dictates policy for the rest of the country. The flame retardant labeling bill is up for a vote tomorrow!
So why would Fisher Price, and its trade group the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, oppose the flame retardant labeling bill? Whatever the reason, it’s not about kids’ safety and health.
That’s why I just signed the Center for Environmental Health’s new petition to ask Fisher Price and the JPMA to withdraw opposition to the bill. Because we parents deserve to know what’s in our children’s products!
What do you think? Will you sign the petition? Why or why not? Please tell me about it in comments, below. Thanks!