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Consumer Groups Sue CPSC To Enforce Phthalate Ban

Law360 (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Consumer advocacy groups have put the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in the hot seat for deciding that certain plastic toys made before a nationwide ban on phthalates goes into effect may still be sold in stores after that date.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen Inc. slung a lawsuit at the agency charged with protecting consumers on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming the CPSC violated the recently enacted Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and...
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