Consumers Claim Ross, Marshalls Sold Toxic Products

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A consumer protection group hit Ross Stores Inc., Marshalls Inc. and other retailers and manufacturers with a $17 million suit in California state court Friday alleging they failed to tell customers about toxic substances contained in audio speakers, stereo headphones, computer accessories and other products.

Consumer Advocacy Group Inc. claims the companies who made or sold the items violated California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65, by not warning the public that the products contained chemicals like lead and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, or...
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