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California’s Prop 65: More Form Over Substance

Posted in Food and Beverage, Litigation, Prop 65, State Consumer Protection Laws, State Product Safety Laws, State Regulations, Supply Chain Risk Management, Uncategorized

California’s Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (affectionately known as “Proposition 65”) has long been the subject of discussion, both pro and con. Much of the conversation is on various issues surrounding the enforcement of Proposition 65 (for example, see a prior post here). In March 2017, a California trial court in  Monsanto Co…. Continue Reading

California Prop 65: More Unintended Consequences

Posted in Litigation, Prop 65, State Consumer Protection Laws, State Product Safety Laws, State Regulations, Supply Chain Risk Management

Last month, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) adopted new Proposition 65 warning regulations.  Much of the discussions regarding these new regulations have centered on the warning requirements that become effective, after an approximately two-year phase-in period, in August 2018. There were, however, amendments to Prop 65 settlement terms, penalty amounts and… Continue Reading

Update: Vermont Legislature Passes Toxic Chemicals Bill

Posted in Children's Products, Consumer Product Safety, Distributors, Manufacturer Product Safety, State Product Safety Laws, State Regulations

Last month, we wrote about the toxic chemicals legislation bouncing between the Vermont House and Senate (click here for our prior post).  On May 9, 2014, the Vermont Legislature gave final approval to the bill, S.239, which gives the Vermont Department of Health the authority to require manufacturers to report, label, and remove chemicals it… Continue Reading

Vermont Senate OKs Chemicals Bill

Posted in Children's Products, Consumer Product Safety, Manufacturer Product Safety, State Product Safety Laws, State Regulations

On May 5, 2014, the Vermont Senate gave final approval to a bill that would ramp up regulatory scrutiny of the chemicals found in children’s products.  The bill, S.239, gives the Vermont Department of Health the authority to require manufacturers to report, label, and remove chemicals it considers harmful from products for children.  Until now, the Legislature has had… Continue Reading