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 “Safe to Play” Challenges Albany County Toy and Product Law
 May 14, 2015
 “Safe to Play” Challenges Albany County Toy and Product Law   An industry coalition of retailer associations has filed a lawsuit to to strike down an Albany County measure that prohibits some chemicals in children’s clothing and toys, and to continue to abide by federal laws that are already in effect.Read full Story...

 DTSC Finalizes Three Year Workplan for Safer Consumer Products Regulation
 May 13, 2015
 DTSC Finalizes Three Year Workplan for Safer Consumer Products Regulation   California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released the final version of its three-year priority product work plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.Read full Story...

 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings
 May 6, 2015
 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has submitted comments urging California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to withdraw proposed changes to its Proposition 65 warning regulations. The trade association claims that new requirements to disclose the identities of a subset of 12 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list in product or facility warnings would “confuse consumers, increase costs and compliance burdens for business, and increase litigation.”Read full Story...

 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard
 May 4, 2015
 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly announced the filing of an enforcement action lawsuit against Michael’s Stores in federal court for civil penalties and injunctive relief for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List
 April 23, 2015
 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it intends to list Aloe Vera, whole leave extract and Goldenseal root powder as substances known to the state to cause cancer under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP
 April 23, 2015
 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP   California environmental advocacy group and Proposition 65 enforcer Global Community Monitor (GCM) has prevailed in its defense of a defamation cross-complaint brought by flooring giant Lumber Liquidators.Read full Story...

 Pepsi Medical Monitoring Class Action Dismissed with Prejudice
 April 23, 2015
 Pepsi Medical Monitoring Class Action Dismissed with Prejudice   A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed with prejudice, a medical monitoring class action lawsuit that alleged consuming Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One soda products increases the risk of bronchioloalveolar cancer.Read full Story...

 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill
 April 13, 2015
 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill   A bipartisan Senate bill to reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “presents an immediate threat” to California's Safer Consumer Products Regulation according to CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriguez.Read full Story...

 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.
 April 8, 2015
 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period about whether styrene meets the criteria for an authoritative bodies listings under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines
 April 7, 2015
 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines   A class action lawsuit alleging that some inexpensive California wines contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 19.Read full Story...

 Legislation Introduced to Require Warning Labels on Food Containers Made with BPA
 April 2, 2015
 Legislation Introduced to Require Warning Labels on Food Containers Made with BPA   New legislation has been proposed in the U.S. Senate that would require any food container made with the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) should come with a warning label. Read full Story...

 Prop 65 Reform Bill Would Re-Define “Knowing and Intentional” Exposures
 March 31, 2015
 Prop 65 Reform Bill Would Re-Define “Knowing and Intentional” Exposures   A California Assembly member has introduced a Proposition 65 reform measure that if passed may have a significant impact on future Proposition 65 enforcement actions.Read full Story...

 First Court of Appeal Affirms Beech-Nut Decision
 March 27, 2015
 First Court of Appeal Affirms Beech-Nut Decision   California’s First District Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court ruling in a landmark Proposition 65 case that may have a profound and lasting impact on future Proposition 65 enforcement actions.Read full Story...

 OEHHA Lists Six Triazine Pesticides and a Fragrance Agent
 March 27, 2015
 OEHHA Lists Six Triazine Pesticides and a Fragrance Agent  

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed six chlorinated triazine pesticides as reproductive toxicants under Proposition 65.  

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 John Hopkins Study of 4-MEI Levels Outdated and Unsubstantiated, Pepsico Says
 March 17, 2015
 John Hopkins Study of 4-MEI Levels Outdated and Unsubstantiated, Pepsico Says   PepsiCo Inc. is dismissing the results of a recent study conducted by John Hopkins researchers, which claimed that the levels of caramel coloring byproduct 4-MEI contained in some of the company’s products causes “avoidable and unnecessary” cancer risk concerns. Read full Story...

 Comment Period Extended for Labor Code Regulation
 March 17, 2015
    California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period on the latest version of its proposed Labor Code Regulation by one week.  Read full Story...

 Will Third Time Be the Charm for OEHHA’s Proposed Styrene Listing
 March 16, 2015
 Will Third Time Be the Charm for OEHHA’s Proposed Styrene Listing   California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it intends to list styrene (CAS No. (100-42-5) as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.Read full Story...

 Environmental Group Calls for Defunding of DTSC
 March 16, 2015
 Environmental Group Calls for Defunding of DTSC   An environmental advocacy group has asked Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers to defund the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or reform it from top to bottom, in the wake of the US Attorney's criminal investigation and closure of Exide Technologies.Read full Story...

 Plaintiff Group Seeks Repeal of Safe Harbor Level for Lead
 March 12, 2015
 Plaintiff Group Seeks Repeal of Safe Harbor Level for Lead   A veteran Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group has filed a petition and writ of mandate to challenge and repeal the Proposition 65 Safe Harbor level for lead.  The lawsuit against California’s Office of Environ-mental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) was filed in Alameda County Superior Court.Read full Story...

 DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous Waste in Wine Bottles
 March 12, 2015
 DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous Waste in Wine Bottles   OAKLAND – California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has accused Gallo Glass Company of using hazardous waste in the manufacturing process of their bottles in a civil complaint that Gallo officials say is “irresponsible” and without merit.Read full Story...

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