Effective April 1, 2022: Treatments Containing Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances for Use on Converted Textiles or Leathers
March 15, 2022
On April 1, 2022, DTSC finalized a regulation pursuant to the Safer Consumer Products regulations to list a new Priority Product: treatments containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) for use on converted textiles or leathers such as carpets, upholstery, clothing, and shoes.
Domestic and foreign manufacturers of treatments for converted textiles or leathers that contain any member of the class of PFASs selling their products in California must submit a Priority Product Notification (PPN) for those products by May 31, 2022. The PPN must name all of the manufacturer’s products that contain PFASs and are sold in California. After submitting the PPN, manufacturers will have the option to submit one of the following by September 28, 2022:
- a Chemical Removal Intent/Confirmation Notification;
- a Product Removal Intent/Confirmation Notification;
- a Product-Chemical Replacement Intent/Confirmation Notification; or
- a Preliminary Alternatives Analysis Report or these alternate reporting options.
While the responsibility for compliance is first on manufacturers, if a manufacturer fails to comply, the responsibility of compliance may shift to importers or retailers, if DTSC notifies them accordingly.
Manufacturers of treatments for converted textiles or leathers whose products do not contain PFASs do not need to take any action.