Staples Settles Calif. Lead Failure-To-Warn Suit

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 5:47 PM EST) -- Staples Inc. on Tuesday settled a suit accusing it of failing to warn California residents of health risks posed by certain lead-containing products.

Judge James J. McBride of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, granted a motion by the Center for Environmental Health to approve the deal under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly called Proposition 65.

Staples will stop selling any products that contain more than 300 parts per million of lead as of the date...
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