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Court Rules Toys Containing Phthalates Must Be Off Store Shelves by Next Week

8:53 AM MST | February 6, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A judge has overturned a decision by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that would have allowed toys containing phthalates to remain on store shelves as long as they were manufactured before the February 10 deadline banning lead and phthalates in children’s products, the Associated Press reports. Judge Paul Gardephe of United States District Court in Manhattan ruled that the law “provides unequivocally and unambiguously that no covered products may be sold as of Feb. 10, 2009,” AP says. Toy manufacturers have said the requirement to...

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