Deal Blocks Checkbook Covers with Carcinogens - by Kathryn Roethel at San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: 02/04/2014  browse the blog archive

Excerpted from full article at San Francisco Chronicle: Deluxe Corp., which manufactures checkbook covers and other business and banking supplies, was accused of adding a chemical known as DEHP to its checkbook covers to make the plastic in them flexible. The chemical is considered a carcinogen under California's Proposition 65, which requires products to carry warnings if they contain harmful amounts of certain toxic substances.

The Chanler Group, a national law firm with a presence in Berkeley, litigated the case, and in a settlement released last week, Deluxe agreed to pay up to $135,000 in fines and stop selling checkbooks that contain harmful amounts of DEHP in California.

Read the full article here.