In Reply to Parent Post by PaulGr
Well, testing can be an option. In the past, I have organized phthalate testing for those parts where we could not get the required information through the supply chain. Testing was performed by an external lab and for every sample we got a sheet specifying the contents and percentages.
IMHO, a supplier that can't / won't tell you whether or not you get DEHP in the product is not one you want to work with, if you have a choice. In that sort of relationship (for whatever reason), who knows what else might be in the product? Or even if what they do tell you is trustworthy. You can't test for "everything" and it also doesn't make sense. Someone created this product so for sure someone knows what has intentionally gone into it.
We're not talking about some exotic contaminant here. We're talking about DEHP -- a mainstream, long recognized concern in the industry.