Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has signed H.B. 99, a bill that, as of October 1, 2013, will prohibit the import or sale of any child care product that contains more than one-tenth of 1 percent of certain flame-retardant chemicals, identified at TCEP (tris (2-choroethyl) phosphate). Additional details about the legislation appear in the April 11, 2013, Issue of this Report. Child care products are defined as consumer products intended for use by a child younger than age 3, “including a baby product, toy, car seat, nursing pillow, crib mattress, and stroller.” The state’s health secretary may suspend implementation of the ban, if “the fire safety benefits of TCEP are greater than the health risks associated with TCEP.” The Department of Health has until January 1, 2014, to adopt implementing regulations.