Comments on Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations

The Calfironia Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held a hearing on September 10, 2012 for public comments to the Agency’s draft Safer Consumer Product regulations.  Many of the comments expressed concern that the regulations were overbroad, provided too little time to respond, gave DTSC too much discretion, and did not afford protection of trade secrets.

Johnson & Johnson Phases Out Chemicals of Concern

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 … Read more

California to Consider Additional Regulation of Composite Wood Products

The California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) will host a public workshop on August 23, 2011 on potential amendments to its regulstons on Composite Wood Products to reduce potential exposure to formaldehyde.  The ARB adopted regulations that limit formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in 2008.  The regulations established formaldehyde emissions standards for hardwood plywood veneer core, hardwood … Read more