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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Retailers get to keep selling high formaldehyde products

Furniture Today reports that "California furniture retailers are among those that have been given more time to sell off product that doesn't comply with the state's stringent new composite panel regulations." The California Air Resources Board has extended two sell-through dates that affect enforcement of the first phase of new composite panel regulations for formaldehyde. The extension affects Phase 1 sell-through dates for distributors, importers, fabricators, and retailers of finished goods containing hardwood plywood with a veneer core, according to the advisory. The deadline to sell that product was extended from June 30 of this year to June 30, 2012.

It is too bad they just keep extending the dates for making people comply with the lower formaldehyde levels....they get a whole another year to continue to import bad products, and what do you want to bet that in a year they’lll cry “bad economy” and get to extend it again?