Significant levels of a potentially cancer-causing flame retardant Tris phosphate have been found in products used by babies and young children, according to the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health.

The center sent product samples to an independent lab and said it identified 16 baby items, plus four other products, with levels of Tris exceeding state safety standards. These products should have been sold with a consumer warning required under California's Proposition 65 law, the group claims.

Below is a list of the products found to have significant levels of Tris.

A slideshow with photos of the items can be viewed at www.ceh.org/what-we-do/eliminating-toxics/current-work/flame-retardants/613.

Baby and children's products and their retailers:

Nap mats

  • Children's Factory Indestructible Folding Rest Mat (Lakeshore Learning)

  • Peerless Plastics nap mat (Target.com)

  • Lakeshore Rainbow Rest Mat (Lakeshore Learning)

  • Peerless Plastics Kindermat (School Specialty)

  • Safety 1st Microban Nap mat (Amazon.com)

    Changing pads

  • Munchkin Contour Foam Changing Pad (Target)

  • Babies R Us contour changing pad (Babies R Us)


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  • dexbabychanging pad (Walmart)

    Baby mattresses and sleepers

  • Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Portable Infant Sleeper (Babies R Us)

  • Nap Nanny Portable Infant Recliner (Babies R Us)

  • Foundations crib mattress (walmart.com)

  • Angeles crib mattress (walmart.com)

  • aBaby.com cradle mattress (amazon.com)

  • Babies R Us bassinet pad (Babies R Us)

  • dexbaby universal crib wedge (Babies R Us)

  • Sweet Beginnings Bassinet Pad (Kmart/Delta)

    Other products

  • Indulgence Supreme (mattress topper) by Isotonic (Bed Bath & Beyond)

  • Atelier ottoman (Bed Bath & Beyond)

  • Threshold ottoman (Target)

  • Delta parent/child glider (Target)