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 July 22, 2016
Things Remembered is recalling certain silver bracelets and charm necklaces because the clear surface coating contains lead in excess of federal safety limits.  The silver bracelets have 10 silver hearts and circle links and a single heart-shaped charm, while the necklaces are gold-plated with three charms: a pink ice cream cone, a pink crystal cupcake, and a gold-plated engraved SWEET tag.  They were sold at Things Remembered stores nationwide as well as on the website from February... full text
posted on July 15, 2016
Dr. Whitney R. Leeman has filed a complaint in Santa Clara County Superior Court against A&D Engineering, Inc. alleging Proposition 65 violations.  Leeman alleges that A&D sold stethoscopes with vinyl/PVC tubing that contained the phthalate chemical DEHP without the requisite health hazard warning.  DEHP is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm, and state law requires that companies offering products for sale that contain DEHP must... full text
posted on July 13, 2016
TCG client Dr. Anthony E. Held has negotiated a settlement with Trimaco regarding alleged violations of Proposition 65.  Held alleged that Trimaco sold vinyl/PVC gloves that contained the phthalate chemical DINP, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, without the requisite health hazard warning. In addition to paying civil penalties, Trimaco has agreed to reformulate its gloves sold in California to be free of DINP. For more details and to read the settlement itself,... full text
posted on July 6, 2016
Dr. Whitney R. Leeman has filed a complaint against Perseus Books, alleging that the company violated Proposition 65 by selling mugs with exterior decorations that contained the heavy metal lead without a health hazard warning.  Proposition 65 requires that companies offering products for sale in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm--of which lead is one--must provide consumers with a "clear and reasonable... full text
posted on June 30, 2016
Russell Brimer has issued seven new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as napkin rings, cables, and tubing in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Brimer alleges that the companies’ products contain the phthalate chemical DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.  Noticed... full text
posted on June 27, 2016
Dr. Whitney R. Leeman has successfully negotiated a settlement with Horizon Global Corporation for alleged Proposition 65 violations.  Leeman alleged that Horizon sold dust pans with vinyl/PVC grips that contained the phthalate chemical DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.  Proposition 65 law requires that companies offering products for sale in California that contain DEHP must provide consumers with a “clear and... full text
posted on June 24, 2016
Dr. Anthony Held has reached a settlement with The Estée Lauder Companies in regards to alleged violations of Proposition 65.  Held alleged that Estée Lauder sold products with a Sun Protector Factor (“SPF) that contained the chemical benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, without the requisite health hazard warning. In addition to paying civil penalties, Estée Lauder has agreed to reformulate its products to be virtually free of benzophenone and... full text
posted on June 21, 2016
Mark Moorberg has negotiated a settlement with Cortland Line Manufacturing for alleged Proposition 65 violations.  Moorberg alleged that Cortland sold vinyl/PVC nets and vinyl/PVC pouches that contained the phthalate chemical DEHP without the requisite health hazard warning.  DEHP is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive harm, and companies offering products for sale that contain DEHP must provide consumers with a “clear and reasonable... full text
posted on June 17, 2016
Russell Brimer has filed a complaint in San Francisco County Superior Court against Spectrum Brands, alleging violations of Proposition 65.  Brimer alleges that Spectrum sold lanterns with vinyl/PVC handles that contained the phthalate chemical DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.  Under Proposition 65 law, companies offering products for sale that contain DEHP must provide consumers with a “clear and reasonable... full text
posted on June 15, 2016
John Moore has issued 19 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as mugs, drain valves, and glassware in California that contain chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm without the requisite health hazard warning.  Moore 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 and other reproductive... full text