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Newell Brand Forks, Thermoses Violate Prop. 65, Suit Says

April 23, 2020, 10:52 PM

Newell Brands Inc. failed to warn California consumers about the presence of toxic chemicals in some of its products, in violation of Proposition 65, a suit filed in Los Angeles alleges.

Ecological Alliance asked the court to force Newell to warn consumers about the presence of DEHP, a phthalate on the state’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, in its forks and thermoses.

California’s Proposition 65—officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act—requires businesses to warn Californians about cancer-causing chemicals present in products they purchase.

Ecological Alliance notified Newell, the California Attorney General and the...

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