Prop 65/Environmental Blog

In 1986, the California electorate overwhelmingly passed Proposition 65, formally known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.”  In enacting Proposition 65, the electorate explicitly found that California state agencies had failed to protect Californians from hazardous chemicals that pose a serious potential threat to their health and well-being...
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posted on November 9, 2018
H.I.S. has issued a recall of Self-Esteem brand girl's clothing sets with a gold leaf pendant necklace. The metal pendant on the necklace contains lead levels in excess of the federal lead content ban. The recalled clothing sets have style number PO#71160/LOT9 and the production date 10/2017 printed on a white label on the inside of the garment. They were originally sold at Burlington and Shopko stores nationwide from February 2018 through October 2018 in girls' sizes 4x-12x. Consumers... full text
posted on October 26, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as gloves, vinyl stickers, and tool pouches in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Vinocur alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/... full text
posted on September 28, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued nearly a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as vinyl hoses, luggage tags, and portfolio cases in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Vinocur alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other... full text
posted on September 7, 2018
Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum has issued a recall of one-quart containers of black satin countertop coating with product number 263209 and batch code P7612D. The number and code are printed on the bottom of the can, which is silver and has a green and white label. The countertop coating contains lead levels in excess of the federal lead paint standard. Lead is a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm; additionally, lead is... full text
posted on August 29, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued nine new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as passport covers, gloves, and plant ties in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Vinocur alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.... full text
posted on July 27, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued several new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as zipper pulls, padlocks, and vinyl stickers in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Vinocur alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects... full text
posted on June 28, 2018
John Moore, Laurence Vinocur, and Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. have issued several new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as stethoscopes, gloves, and glasses with exterior designs in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore, Vinocur, and Held allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy... full text
posted on June 5, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued almost two dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 last month, to companies offering products such as napkin rings, tub treads, and tool bags in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore and Vinocur allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the... full text
posted on April 27, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued dozens of new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 this month, to companies offering products such as watches, audio cables, and stickers in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore and Vinocur allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State of... full text
posted on March 26, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued over 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as decorated tableware, pet carriers, and greenhouse covers in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore and Vinocur allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP and/or the heavy metal lead, which are known to the State... full text