Standards & Certification Briefing: Prop. 65, Wireless Power, ISO 50001— at Environmental Leader

Posted: 10/29/2013  browse the blog archive

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The Chanler Group reached a settlement with China’s Hangzhou GreatStar Tool Company, in the first example of California’s Proposition 65 being used for international prosecution, the law firm said. Plaintiff Peter Englander alleged that the company made and sold hand tools and stools containing di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), through major stores including Lowe’s and Orchard Supply Hardware, without the required health warning. GreatStar has agreed to virtually eliminate DEHP from products sold in California, and if it does so by March 15, Englander will waive part of the $30,000 civil fine.  link to source