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Small companies break into “green” toy market
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

Massive toy recalls in recent years have reportedly prompted small American businesses to venture into the "eco-friendly" toy market as a way to help consumers avoid toxic products


EPA extends comment deadline on antimicrobial chemical
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

EPA has announced a 60-day extension period for public comments on triclosan, an antimicrobial substance used in pesticide products, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, and other consumer products


EPA proposes new-use rules for 17 chemicals including nanoscale compounds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemicals, some of which are used to manufacture such products as electronics, batteries, rubber, plastics, inks, and lubricants


Review board to discuss ethics of research using human subjects
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to discuss scientific and ethical reviews of research using human subjects


Company agrees to settle complaints about its environmentally friendly product claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has reportedly agreed to settle putative class actions filed in California and Wisconsin federal courts alleging that the company falsely advertised its Windex products as good for the environment


Mass tort and asbestos procedures overhauled in besieged Philadelphia courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John Herron has issued an order revising the court’s mass tort and asbestos program procedures, which, according to the order, were not meeting American Bar Association standards and thus led to delays in disposition of these disputes and an “astonishing” increase in filings from outside the state


Sherwin-Williams and PPG settle FTC charge of misleading consumers about paint
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdown on companies that make misleading “green” claims, two of the nation’s leading paint companiesSherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries, Inc.have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of the potentially harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs


EPA issues for comment nanomaterial case study involving flame-retardant coatings for upholstery textiles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on an external review draft document titled “Nanomaterial Case Study: A Comparison of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Decabromodiphenyl Ether Flame-Retardant Coatings Applied to Upholstery Textiles.”


EPA, CDC officials claim no safe level of lead for children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently held a hearing devoted to “The Latest Science on Lead’s Impacts on Children’s Development and Public Health.”


EPA to review chemicals found in flame retardants and fragrances
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2012

EPA has released a list of 18 chemicals, slated for risk assessments in 2013 and 2014, that are found in various commercial products