During June 2011, 81 notices were issued by various private citizens. Of these, 49 notices were for consumer products containing di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP) and 30 notices were for products containing lead or lead and lead compounds. The noticed products containing DEHP include children’s books and furniture, bath mats, footwear, pencil pouches, key holders, cosmetic bags, and tools.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”) set a limit of 100 ppm lead in children’s products as of August 14, 2011 unless the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) determines that the limit if technically infeasible. The CPSIA regulates lead limits in products intended for children 12 and younger, and CPSC has recently issued interpretive guidance
Key Proposition 65 Chemicals. There are over 850 chemicals on the list and testing products for each would be cost prohibitive. However, there are some key chemicals to be concerned with and have been the primary chemicals alleged in Proposition 65 enforcement actions. Lead and Cadmium. Two of them are lead and cadmium because they