Greening of Consumer Products - March 28, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*California Senate debates move that would extend its ban on Phthalates in toys throughout the US

*Green Product Focus

..Not so squeaky clean: a study of phthalates in toys

*2.4 million more potentially deadly Mega Brands magnetic toys recalled

*Reebok fined record $1 million for leaden bracelets

*Consumer product safety site launches text messaging service for Bisphenol A free baby products

*FDA said to have relied on industry studies to approve Bisphenol A

*Health Canada reassures parents after arsenic found in pear juice

*Despite banning products containing phthalates in products intended for kids, the sex-toy industry remains largely unregulated

*Heparin contaminant identified, may have been deliberately substituted to boost middlemen's profits

*Cosmetic supplier Cognis to launch several ‘green’ cosmetic ingredients

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Published In: Consumer Protection Updates, Environmental Updates, Health Updates, Products Liability Updates

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