Phthalates and Inflatable Toys
Phthalates are a class of chemicals used as softeners, or plasticizers, in polyvinyl chloride (PVC, vinyl) products, including children’s toys, decorating and building products, blood bags, and solvents and other additives in a wide range of consumer products, including cosmetics, personal care products, wood finishes and insecticides.
DEHP and DINP are used in flexible plastic and vinyl toys, some teethers, food packaging and cling wraps, medical devices, backpacks, shower curtains, building materials such as pipes, vinyl flooring and wallpaper, and other products.
DBP and DEP are used in some adhesives, dyesinks, mosquito insect repellents, plastic plumbing pipes, and personal care products such as nail polish, skin moisturizers, and perfumes.
WHAT IS 3P and 6P
3P/6P Free: 3P is a designation for all children’s products that we carry, 6P Free is a designation for products that are safe to be placed in a child’s mouth that is under the age of 3.
3P Free: These products contain less than 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) of the Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP.
6P Free: These products contain less than 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) of the Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP. Products with the suffix NP or EP are 6P free products.
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