TCG Clients Serve 22 New 60-Day Notices of Violation Re: Flame Retardants, Phthalates

Posted: 03/18/2013  browse the blog archive

Russell Brimer, Peter Englander, Whitney Leeman, and Laurence Vinocur--clients of The Chanler Group--today served a total of twenty-two 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 on companies offering products for sale in the State of California containing chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, without providing the requisite health-hazard warning.  The products at issue include furniture containing the flame retardant TDCPP, tools with plasticized or rubber grips containing the phthalate DEHP, and flame-cooked burgers containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  TDCPP and phthalates are known to cause reproductive harm; PAHs are known to cause cancer.  Some of the companies noticed include Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, and Z Gallerie.


Product Chemical Alleged Violator Citizen Enforcer
Seat Cushions TDCPP Brentwood Originals, Inc.; Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Padded Upholstered Ottomans TDCPP Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Padded Upholstered Stools TDCPP Big Lots, Inc.; Big Lots Stores,

Padded Upholstered Chairs TDCPP Steve Silver Company; Mathis Bros. Oklahoma City LLC
Padded Upholstered Furniture including Chairs
TDCPP Wesley Hall, Inc. Englander
Padded Upholstered  Chairs TDCPP Z Gallerie
Flame-Cooked Ground Beef Products PAHs Highgate Hotels, L.P.; RP/Kinetic Parc 55 Owner, LLC
Vinyl/PVC Hand Tool Grips DEHP Satco Products, Inc. Englander


Read the most recent notices issued by clients of The Chanler Group