TCG Clients Issue 20 New 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65

Posted: 05/22/2015  browse the blog archive
TCG Clients Issue 20 New 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65

Anthony Held, Whitney Leeman, John Moore, and Laurence Vinocur collectively issued 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 yesterday, to companies offering products such as hand tools, spoon rests, and gloves for sale in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  These citizen enforcers allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemicals DINP and DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead.  DINP is known to the State of California to cause cancer, while DEHP and lead are known to the State to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.  The noticed companies include Acme United Corporation, Big Lots, and Wright & McGill Co.

See below for a partial list of Notices.


Product Chemical Alleged Violator Citizen Enforcer
Vinyl/PVC Tool Grips DEHP Acme United Corporation Whitney R. Leeman
Spoon Rests Pb Big Lots, Inc.; Big Lots Stores, Inc. Whitney R. Leeman
Vinyl/PVC Gloves DINP Big Time Products, LLC Anthony E. Held
Vinyl/PVC Tool Grips DEHP Bon Tool Company John Moore
Vinyl/PVC File Case Handles DEHP C Line Products, Inc. John Moore
Vinyl/PVC Clip Grips DEHP Gibson Overseas, Inc. John Moore
Wrist Braces with Vinyl/PVC Components DEHP McDavid, Inc. John Moore
Vinyl/PVC Hoses DEHP NCH Corporation; Danco, Inc. John Moore
Vinyl/PVC Earphone Cords DEHP Novelty Inc. John Moore
Vinyl/PVC Gloves DINP Safetec of America Inc. Anthony E. Held
Vinyl/PVC Exercise Balls DEHP WBC Group, LLC John Moore
Vinyl/PVC Knife Grips DEHP Wright & McGill Co. John Moore


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