WalMart, Babies-R-Us, Target sued by CEH for chemicals in kids' products


Law and money
Quality heads for the courtroom: The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today it has initiated legal action against retailers and manufacturers including WalMart, Babies-R-Us, Target, Munchkin and a half dozen smaller entities.

The litigation is for products found with high levels of flame retardant TDCPP (chlorinated Tris, often called just plain Tris). which sounds more friendly than it ought) in violation of California law.

The goal in posting this is to bring it to your attention. While I'm not a big fan of legal action, it may be the only way to get companies to take product material disclosure seriously. There's not much to add to the story that the inimitable Amy Westervelt for Forbes published this morning. She explained everything quite well. Westervelt's story includes a list of specific products that tested positive for the offending chemical (see Forbes, bottom of page).

Get the Westervelt/Forbes storyhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2012/12/06/target-walmart-babies-r-us-named-in-legal-action-for-selling-baby-products-containing-cancer-causing-flame-retardant/

Get the CEH news release about the litigation:
http://www.ceh.org/making-news/press-releases/29-eliminating-toxics/615-first-ever-legal-action-targets-cancer-causing-flame-retardant-found-in-childrens-products

Haven't heard any comment yet from WalMart, Babies-R-Us, Target or Munchkin.  Will keep an eye on this news.



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Kathleen HurleyCal Prop 65, law