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Retailers Scramble After Ruling On Phthalate Ban

Law360 (February 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group representing the nation's biggest retailers is seeking redress in Congress days after a judge ruled that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission erred in its decision to allow certain toys containing phthalates to remain on store shelves.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association said in a letter addressed to top lawmakers that merchants may not as of yet have pulled all of their phthalate-containing products out of the retail pipeline despite “extraordinary” attempts to comply.

The association also warned that the cost of complying with...
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