Six months: how the new Proposition 65 regulations have impacted retailer enforcement

It’s been about six months since the new Proposition 65 regulations allocated the primary responsibility for providing warnings to suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and importers, while limiting retailers’ responsibility to limited, specified circumstances. Many wondered what impact these new regulations would have on the enforcement of Proposition 65 against retailers. Six months in, the answer still…

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CPSC targets furniture tip over hazard with substantial product hazard designation

At last week’s ICPHSO Annual Meeting, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle broke news to attendees, announcing that CPSC would deem “clothing storage units” that do not meet ASTM F2057-17 as posing a “substantial product hazard.” In concert with Buerkle’s announcement, CPSC’s Deputy Executive Director issued a letter to “Manufacturers, Importers, and…

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