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Contact: Nate Herman, TGA's Director of Government Relations, at 877-842-1938, x-708 or nate@travel-goods.org

Product safety — more California Proposition 65 notices issued/TGA Prop 65 running list released

The Center for Environmental Health and the Consumer Advocacy Group have issued 4 new "60-day" notices in March, alleging that brands and retailers sold bags (Notice 1; Notice 2) and jewelry (Notice 1; Notice 2) in California that contained lead, cadmium and phthalates in violation of Prop 65. Proposition 65 is a California law that requires "warning labels" on ALL products (not just children's products) sold in California that contain lead, phthalates, cadmium and any one of 850 other chemicals that the State of California believes could cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. TGA would also like to announce the release of its Prop 65 "60 Day Notice" running list. This list has been updated through March 2011 with every Prop 65 "60 Day Notice" issued on any travel goods or related fashion product. In addition to educating the industry on how to comply with Prop 65, TGA will continue to update this list on a regular basis to help catalog the effects of this damaging law on the travel goods industry. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman at 703-797-906.






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