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JPMA Supports Call to Update Federal Flammability Requirements for Car Seats

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December 4, 2018

CONTACT: Kelly Voelker



JPMA Supports Call to Update Federal Flammability Requirements for Car Seats


Today, the Ecology Center published a research report on flame retardant chemicals used in car seats, including a “Call to Action” on U.S. regulators.


The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) supports the call for federal regulations that specifically address requirements for car seats, in place of current rules that were developed for vehicle interior components rather than juvenile products.


JPMA applauds the Ecology Center and its partners in asking for appropriate updates to the current federal regulations to allow for exemption or a more appropriate standard for juvenile products, rather than component flammability standards. These updates will keep car seats affordable and available in all states and at the same time will reduce or eliminate chemical flame retardants from car seat requirements.


“Today’s car seats are safe, and play a critical role in protecting children from a leading cause of injury and death,” said Kelly Mariotti, JPMA Executive Director. “But to ensure all families continue to have access to these life-saving devices, we need revised federal flammability standards.”



About JPMA

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children’s products. We do this by:

  • Advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
  • Supporting a broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion;
  • And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.


JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America.


To find out more about JPMA, our certification program and products certified, and for a complete listing of JPMA members, please visit Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA and connect with us on Facebook to learn about additional safety tips and JPMA initiatives.



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