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Norton Rose Fulbright: Timeliness of Section 15(b) Reporting Continues Role as CPSC Enforcement Tool
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) As 2014 draws to a close, we see that Section 15(b)’s reporting requirement continues to be a powerful tool for CPSC to punish companies who manufacture, distribute, or sell products that are ultimately recalled. In 2014... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California Prop 65, Part 1: The Law
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) on December 4, 2014 Posted in California Proposition 65 To the average person in California, if they know anything about Proposition 65 at all, it is usually because they have a seen a warning sign in a bar or at a store. In most... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Lights Out! New Mercury-Containing Light Fee About to Take Effect in Washington
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz After a series of false starts, Washington’s mercury-containing lights product stewardship law will take effect on January 1, 2015. Under the law , all mercury-containing lights sold in the state of Washington must include... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: E-Cigarette Flavor Found To Contain Chemical Associated With Lung Disease
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) A recent investigation conducted by the BBC has concluded that an e-cigarette flavoring purchased in Northeast England contained a potentially harmful chemical that has been associated with the lung condition known as “popcorn... Read More

DLA Piper: California’s Green Chemistry Initiative: ‘Work Plan’ Basics And The 7 Product Categories – 3 Action Steps
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by DLA Piper

By George Gigounas and Rachael E. Yourtz California is steadily implementing its landmark Green Chemistry Initiative, which increases regulation and oversight of consumer product chemical exposures in important ways. In a recently published Work Plan... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: President Obama Signs New Online Warranty Law
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Susan Ross (US) President Obama has signed the E-Warranty Act of 2015 (PL 114-51). The new law amends the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvements Act (15 USC § 2302(b)) by permitting (not requiring) consumer product warranties to be made... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California to Open Rulemaking Into Prop 65 Lead Levels
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) In response to a petition from the Center for Environmental, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will initiate a rulemaking to update the current 0.5 µg/day safe harbor level for lead. The implications... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California’s Proposition 65: A Miniseries
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) and Stephanie Stroup (US) If you are reading this blog, at some point, you have probably encountered what many consider to be the most vexing of all of California’s laws: Proposition 65. While Proposition 65 appears relatively... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Proposition 65: OEHHA’S Proposed Revisions To Warning Regulations
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Jeff Margulies (US) In March 2014, OEHHA began the rulemaking process to amend the Clear and Reasonable Warning requirements for California’s Proposition 65. The proposed changes caused a great deal of concern for manufacturers, distributors... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: WARNING! This Post Contains Information on DINP and Proposition 65 in the State of California That May Help You Avoid a Lawsuit
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) On December 20, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added the phthalate DINP to the California Proposition 65 chemical list. Under Proposition 65, products containing newly listed chemicals require a warning... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Class Claims Certified For Hain Celestial Organic Cosmetics
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) Last week, Magistrate Judge Beeler in the Northern District of California certified a class of purchasers of cosmetics marketed as “organic” by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. In so doing, Judge Beeler weighed... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: San Bernardino Judge Finds Homeopathic Drug Labelling Is Not False Or Misleading
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) On November 25, 2014, just in time for Thanksgiving, Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court tentatively entered a judgment in favor of Green Pharmaceuticals , following a week-long bench trial. The case, filed... Read More