Three Democratic House members have urged the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to act on the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on phthalates, discussed in the July 31, 2014, issue of this Report, and preserve existing bans on their use in consumer products, while making “those that have been interim permanent.” While congratulating CPSC Chair Elliot Kaye on his recent confirma-  tion, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) address the “serious risks” that CHAP identified relating to specific phthalates, calling its findings “alarming.” In particular, the August 1, 2014, letter focuses on the purported risks to the liver, thyroid, immune system, and kidneys, as well as adverse reproductive effects. They conclude, “Although the statute requires CPSC to act within 180 days, we urge you to move forward on these actions without delay.”