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 Grocery Distributor Settles Prop 65 Rice Litigation
 August 21, 2014
 Grocery Distributor Settles Prop 65 Rice Litigation  

The first settlement in a group of Proposition 65 enforcement actions that allege rice products expose consumers to arsenic, cadmium or lead was signed by a grocery distributor on August 11. 

 New Legislation Proposes Elimination of Persistent Toxic Chemicals
 August 13, 2014
 New Legislation Proposes Elimination of Persistent Toxic Chemicals   Legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to phase out the use of persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals (PBT) was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on July 24.

 DTSC Postpones 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan Workshops
 August 12, 2014
 DTSC Postpones 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan Workshops    California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced that it is postponing two workshops scheduled in August where it planned to discuss its 2015-2017 Priority Work Plan.  According to the agency’s announcement, the workshops will be rescheduled for as yet undetermined dates in September.

 Wozniak Sues Wal-Mart for Tainted Cooking Utensils
 July 24, 2014
 Wozniak Sues Wal-Mart for Tainted Cooking Utensils  

Proposition 65 citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak has filed a lawsuit that alleges Wal-Mart Stores and Tailor Made, Inc. have been selling nylon cooking utensils containing a hazardous industrial chemical without providing a clear and reasonable warning that use of the products may cause consumers to be exposed to a known carcinogen.

 Laminate Flooring Exposes Consumers to “Alarming” Levels of Formaldehyde, Complaint Alleges
 July 23, 2014
 Laminate Flooring Exposes Consumers to “Alarming” Levels of Formaldehyde, Complaint Alleges    A major discount flooring retailer has been named in a Proposition 65 enforcement action that alleges Chinese-made flooring sold by the chain emits formaldehyde at levels far above the level requiring cancer warnings under California law, according to a lawsuit filed today in Alameda County Superior Court by Global Community Monitor.

 Appetizer Plates Recalled for Unappetizing Levels of Lead and Cadmium
 June 4, 2014
 Appetizer Plates Recalled for Unappetizing Levels of Lead and Cadmium   Princess House, Inc., a nationwide direct sales distributor of tableware and household goods, announced last month that as a result of internal compliance and independent product testing, it has very recently become aware that a small quantity of its Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates, when put into certain food service use, may allow cadmium and lead in the decorative plate decal to escape at levels exceeding U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or California Proposition 65 Safe Harbor levels.

 Vermont Passes Bill Authorizing Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products
 May 23, 2014
 Vermont Passes Bill Authorizing Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products  

The Vermont Senate has passed a bill enabling the Vermont Department of Health to regulate 66 chemicals found in children’s products.  Senate Bill 239 as amended, designates 66 ‘Chemicals of High Concern’ including phthalates, bisphenol A, and heavy metals.

 OEHHA Releases Agenda for Upcoming DART Committee Meeting
 May 9, 2014
 OEHHA Releases Agenda for Upcoming DART Committee Meeting   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today released the agenda for the next meeting of the state’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee.

 CEH Settles Shampoo Cases with 26 Companies
 May 6, 2014
 CEH Settles Shampoo Cases with 26 Companies   The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today it has settled with major producers and retailers of personal care products, including Colgate Palmolive, Saks Inc., Walgreens and 23 others requiring the companies to end their use of Cocamide DEA, a Proposition 65 listed carcinogen used in shampoos and other personal care products.

 OEHHA Lists N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine as a Carcinogen
 May 2, 2014
 OEHHA Lists N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine as a Carcinogen   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it has added N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine (CAS No. 99-97-8) to the state’s Proposition 65 carcinogen list.

 OEHHA Proposes Listing of Ethylene Glycol as a Reproductive Toxicant
 April 15, 2014
 OEHHA Proposes Listing of Ethylene Glycol as a Reproductive Toxicant  

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on Friday announced its intent to list Ethylene glycol (CAS # 107–21–1) as a reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65.

 MARCH BADNESS--Report Finds Prop 65 Chemicals in University Branded Products
 April 7, 2014
 MARCH BADNESS--Report Finds Prop 65 Chemicals in University Branded Products  

As March Madness reaches its conclusion tonight, some NCAA basketball fans that purchased university branded gear are crying foul at retailers about toxic chemicals they may end up wearing along with their team jerseys.

 DTSC to Hold Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting
 March 28, 2014
 DTSC to Hold Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting   The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced it will conduct meetings of the state’s Green Ribbon Science Panel on April 9 and 10 at Cal/EPA Headquarters in Sacramento.

 OEHHA Adds MIBK and Magestrol Acetate to Proposition 65 List
 March 28, 2014
 OEHHA Adds MIBK and Magestrol Acetate to Proposition 65 List  

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added one developmental toxicant and one carcinogen to the Proposition 65 chemical list.

 Proposition 65 Reform Bill May Provide Relief for Small Business
 March 18, 2014
 Proposition 65 Reform Bill May Provide Relief for Small Business  

A bill to reform Proposition 65 enforcement that would increase the number of employees necessary before companies fall under the jurisdiction of the statute has been introduced in the California Assembly by Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee).

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