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Tris / Children's Sleepwear #251781

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1977
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(Studio) Chemical Tris is used as flame retardant in children's sleepwear, but has been suspected of causing cancer and birth defects.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sources from Consumer Prods. Safety Commission say all 5 cmsnrs. will vote to ban further manufacturer of Tris-treated garments, but hasn't been decided with regard to sale of items already manufactured Is 1 question put to commission chairperson John Byington at congress hearing. [Representative Robert DRINAN - asks what will be done with garments after ban.] [BYINGTON - tells Drinan not to assume ban.] [DRINAN - asks what Byington would tell friend.] [BYINGTON - suggests washing to remove most Tris from surface.] [DRINAN - says this not advised last year when requested.] [Subcommittee chairperson Benjamin ROSENTHAL - says commission hasn't taken any action.] If commission bans items already manufactured, would probably include recall of sold items, for which customers must be reimbursed by law. Cost and effect on children's clothing industry noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Details given with regard to clothing in which This used.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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