Urban Outfitters Knowingly Sold 'Toxic' Journals, Suit Says

By Diamond Naga Siu (March 5, 2021, 6:10 PM EST) -- Urban Outfitters Inc. was sued Wednesday in California state court for allegedly selling journals without warning customers that the notebooks contain chemicals known to cause cancer, developmental issues and other negative side effects.

The suit said by not attaching a warning label, Urban violated California's Proposition 65 — also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — which underwent a standards overhaul in 2018 that tightened measures and brought forth a variety of enforcement suits.

Consumer Protection Group, the entity that filed the suit, called itself a "private attorney general" opening the suit for public interest. The...

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