"Warning on Chemicals in Children's Furniture"

"Children may enjoy plopping down in foam-filled chairs just their size, but a report released Wednesday by several advocacy groups says those chairs may contain flame retardants that could be harmful."

"The chemicals were detected in children's furniture sold by major retailers in California and across the nation and have toxic or unknown health effects, the report said.

The finding comes just two months before changes to California's decades-old flammability law will allow manufacturers of furniture and children's products to stop using these chemicals, and the report's authors said they hoped they would follow suit."

Stephanie M. Lee reports for the San Francisco Chronicle November 19, 2013.


"Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts" (Huffington Post)

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11/20/2013