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A Tough Year For Personal Care Products

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT) -- 2013 looks to be a challenging year for retailers, distributors and manufacturers of personal care products in California, as some new entrants, and old hands, in the Proposition 65 plaintiffs’ bar have focused their attention on cosmetics, sunscreen, skincare products and soap and shampoo. This is due in part to the recent onset of Proposition 65 warning requirements for several chemicals widely used in personal care products.

Proposition 65 (the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, California Health and Safety Code § 25249.5 et seq.) prohibits a business from exposing individuals in California to chemicals known to...

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