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Groups Sue CPSC to Reverse Toy Ban Decision

11:08 AM MST | December 12, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen have sued the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington) to reverse a federal decision allowing toys containing phthalates to be sold after the February 10, 2009 ban enacted by Congress last year. CPSC, a government agency charged with monitoring product safety, ruled November 17 that stores can continue to sell products containing phthalates provided that they were manufactured before February 10. Boxer: Law was misinterpreted. Congress passed the CPSC Improvement Act earlier this year, which...

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