To: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Take the Toxic Chemicals out of my Couch
Please act NOW to stop the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in our furniture and baby products. We urge you to adopt your new furniture flammability standard to increase fire safety without toxic chemicals and prevent cancer and neurological, reproductive, endocrine, and immune problems.
Why is this important?
According to a Chicago Tribune investigative series, “A deceptive campaign by the chemical industry brought toxic flame retardants into our homes and into our bodies. And the chemicals don't even work as promised.” Since 2008, the CPSC has been working on a draft furniture flammability standard that would stop fires from starting in furniture fabric. This new standard will prevent the use of untested and toxic chemicals in the foam inside furniture. We need the CPSC to enact this standard so we can buy furniture and baby products that are both fire resistant and toxics free.