Carpets and Rugs Containing PFAS Made Priority Product in California

July 1, 2021, the Californian Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) made
carpets and rugs containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
a Priority Product under the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.

to the DTSC, consumers exposed to PFAS may risk several health concerns,
including kidney cancer, testicular cancer, hormone disruption, thyroid
disease, liver damage, developmental & reproductive harm, and

DTSC has identified carpets and rugs as a major source of PFAS, which are used
extensively for water, stain and oil resistance. The regulation applies to
consumer products containing PFAS made from natural or synthetic fabric
intended to be used as a floor covering inside commercial or residential buildings,
including carpeted door mats.

under the regulation include:

  • Carpets
    and rugs only used outdoors
  • Carpets
    and rugs for use in planes, trains, ships and vehicles
  • Resilient
    floor coverings
  • Artificial
  • Wall
  • Table
  • Camping
    sleeping mats

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operating California that manufacture, import, distribute, sell, or assemble
carpets and rugs containing PFAS now have until August 30, 2021 to provide the DTSC
with a Priority Product Notification (PPN). By December 28, 2021, they are also
required to submit additional analyses and any of the documents listed below:

  • Chemical
    Removal Intent/Confirmation Notification
  • Product
    Removal Intent/Confirmation Notification
  • Product-Chemical
    Replacement Intent/Confirmation Notification, or
  • Preliminary
    Alternative Analysis Report

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are advised to now check compliance with the latest Californian requirements
for carpets and rugs.

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