The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held its public hearing at 10 am on September 10, 2012 on its draft regulations for safer consumer products. The hearing will be available on DTSC’s website.
Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it would phase out formaldehyde, phthalates, and triclosan from its personal care products for adults. Johnson & Johnson markets brands Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear for adults. It previously announced a policy of removing chemicals of concern from baby products. Johnson & Johnson has a developed policies for the levels
As required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) set up a public database on March 11, 2011 that lists consumer complaints as well as recall notices. The database is searchable by company and product. To date, there are 362 listings concerning lead, 7 listings concerning cadmium, and 6
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) announced a 30 day extension to respond to its proposed Safer Consumer Product regulations.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTCS”) will hold a two day workshop entitled “Alternatives Analysis- Tools, Methodologies, and Frameworks” for its newly proposed Safer Consumer Products regulations. The workshop will be held When: October 9-10, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sierra Hearing Room; California Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters; 1001 I Street,
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) reports that a number of nail care products are incorrectly advertized at “toxic free” based on the Agency’s laboratory testing. DTSC is calling on manufacturers to make accurate claims about what is in their products.
On July 27, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control issued its long awaited proposed Safer Consumer Product regulations. Under the proposed regulations, chemicals of concern will be identified on the basis of their toxicity, adverse impact to certain sensitive populations, potential exposures, reliable information, and availability of safer alternatives. DTSC will evaluate products
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) brought enforcement action against 16 Los Angeles businesses for selling jewelry that does not comply with California lead in jewelry law. In some cases, the jewelry was advertised as “lead free”.
The Food and Drug Administration recently banned bis-phenol A (“BPA”) in sippy cups and baby bottles in response to an industry petition. Although FDA has previously concluded that BPA is safe in food packaging materials, industry sought the ban to further assure consumers that baby products are safe. BPA has been used for more than
On July 2, 2011, the FDA announced a voluntary agreement with manufacturers to stop distributing products containing one type of perfluorinated chemicals, known as C8 compounds, used for greaseproofing food containers as of October 1, 2011. Existing supplies of these greaseproofing agents already in the marketplace and paper products with these greaseproofing agents can be