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 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
posted on February 27, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued over new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as decorated tableware, fidget spinners, and rain gauges 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 February 14, 2018
TCG client Peter Englander has filed a lawsuit in Marin County Superior Court against The Home Depot, Inc., alleging that Home Depot manufactured, distributed, and sold vinyl/PVC toilet seats to consumers in California without warning them that the toilet seats exposed them to the phthalate chemical DEHP. DEHP is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Englander seeks civil penalties and an injunction to prohibit Home Depot from selling the toilet... full text
posted on January 17, 2018
Russell Brimer and Laurence Vinocur have issued over new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as tape, hearing protection, and safety glasses in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Brimer and Vinocur allege that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects... full text