Safer Consumer Products Act May Be Regulatory Overkill

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT) -- In the final days of his tenure as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law AB 1879 in 2008, allowing the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control to assess chemicals for possible restrictions or bans.

The law, more commonly referred to as the Safer Consumer Products Act, sought to address purported deficiencies in federal laws covering the health and environmental safety of over 80,000 chemicals that go into consumer products in America. The new regulations will be implemented as Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 55...
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