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