Best Buy: Protect Americans from toxic plastic chemicals banned in European TVs

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The European Union recently voted to ban toxic chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casings starting April 2021. While the U.S. began to take similar action, efforts have been stalled under the Trump Administration, leaving American families vulnerable.

TVs containing hazardous flame retardants in their plastic casings can release them into the air and dust—exposing a family in their own home.

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.

Let’s tell Best Buy: No toxic TVs! Please use your power as North America’s top electronics retailer to get toxic chemicals out of the TVs you sell.

To: Best Buy
From: [Your Name]

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.