The Trump Administration is leaving American families vulnerable by stalling work to ban chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casings.
TVs containing hazardous flame retardants in their plastic casings can release them into the air and dust—exposing a family in their own home. The European Union just took action to ban these dangerous chemicals. If Trump’s EPA won’t protect us, we need our biggest retailers to act.
Tell Best Buy, the #1 North American electronics retailer, to stop selling TVs with plastic containing toxic flame retardants families.
Recent testing confirmed that the plastic casings of three out of three TVs purchased from Best Buy, including store brand Insignia TVs, contain these toxic chemicals.
We, the undersigned, urge Best Buy to please use your power as North America’s top electronics retailer to get organohalogen and other toxic flame retardants out of the TVs you sell, beginning with your store-brand TVs. Buying a TV should be a source of entertainment, not chemical pollution.