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Mattel Settles With 39 States Over Toxic Lead in Toys

Mattel Settles With 39 States Over Toxic Lead in Toys

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – Giant toy maker Mattel, and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, today reached a settlement with 39 states, resolving a 15 month investigation into the events that led to a voluntary recall of the companies’ toys for excessive lead paint in 2007. The consent judgment, filed today in Suffolk Superior Court,…

Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

NEW YORK, New York, December 5, 2008 (ENS) – Two nonprofit public interest groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to enforce a congressional ban on toxic toys that takes effect next February. The Natural Resources Defemse Council and Public Citizen filed the suit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission in federal court in New York seeking…

Product Carbon Labeling Takes Shape in South Korea

Product Carbon Labeling Takes Shape in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – The South Korean government has decided that selected products will carry labels in the marketplace to show the size of their carbon footprints. During the testing phase, just 10 products will get carbon labels, but if the program is successful, it will be used more widely. The…

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

Canada Could Ban Baby Bottles Containing Bisphenol A

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government is asking for public comment on whether or not to ban the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles than contain the chemical bisphenol A. The chemical has been shown to leach from some plastics, harming human health by disrupting normal hormone and…