Clif Bar Faces Toxic Warning Label Suit

By Andrew Scurria (July 19, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- Clif Bar & Co. was accused Thursday of violating California's Proposition 65 by failing to warn consumers that some of its protein bars and chewy energy snacks contain lead.

Environmental Research Center Inc. filed a suit under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, the state's list of toxic chemicals better known as Proposition 65. It accuses Clif of selling the lead-containing products since no later than November 2007.

Clif has been selling the products without providing "clear and reasonable warnings, within the meaning of Proposition 65, regarding the risks of cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm...

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