Wal-Mart Bypasses Fed Regulators To Ban Controversial Flame Retardant

"Wal-Mart is banning a controversial flame retardant found in hundreds of consumer goods, from couches to cameras to child car seats, telling its suppliers to come up with safer alternatives.

In perhaps the boldest example yet of 'retail regulation,' Wal-Mart is stepping ahead of federal regulators and using its muscle as the world's largest retailer to move away from a class of chemicals researchers say endanger human health and the environment."

Lyndsey Layton reports for the Washington Post February 26, 2011.

Source: Wash Post, 03/08/2011