EPA Identifies Additional Chemicals for Evaluation

EPA recently identified eighteen additional chemicals, including three flame retardants and four fragrances, for further assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”).  According to EPA, “at the conclusion of the review process, if an assessment of specific uses indicates significant risk, EPA will evaluate and pursue appropriate risk reduction actions, as warranted. If an … Read more

U.S. EPA Fines Logitech More than $250,000 for Keyboard Claims

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 28, 2011, that Logitech, Inc. has agreed to pay $261,000 to the EPA to settle alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations.  EPA claimed that Logitech had unsubstantiated public health claims about its keyboard based on marking claims that a silver compound in the keyboard protected the user from bacteria … Read more