Just hours before planned events at Macy’s stores in ten states calling attention to the retailer’s sale of some furniture products containing toxic flame retardant chemicals, the retailer announced it would end the practice. Mind the Store campaign advocates hailed it as a victory for consumers’ health and the environment.
Menards, confirmed to a major news outlet that it was joining Home Depot and Lowes in pledging to stop sales of vinyl flooring containing toxic phthalates by the end of the year.
Retail chain joins The Home Depot in eliminating harmful chemicals, while Lumber Liquidators, Ace Hardware and Menards lag behind
World’s Largest Home Improvement Retailer, Home Depot, Commits to Phase Out of Phthalates in Flooring by End of 2015
Legislation Comes in Advance of Senate Hearing Today, Senator Barbara Boxer introduced legislation to reform federal chemical policy. The bill precedes a March 18th Senate hearing on chemical policy in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. A few days ago, Senators Vitter and Udall introduced their own version of a chemical policy. Safer Chemicals, […]
Today, Senators David Vitter and Tom Udall formally introduced their legislation to reform federal chemical policy. The bill, however, is sufficiently flawed that it has drawn the opposition of the several hundred organizations that make up Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
– Advocates Urge Other Leading Retailers to Adopt Timelines and Policies to Eliminate Harmful Chemicals – Several of the nation’s largest retailers have eliminated or begun phasing out furniture with chemicals known as toxic flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children. However the pace of the phase-outs […]
On January 5, a California superior court judge ordered Safeway to pay nearly $10 million as part of a legal settlement. Several dozen government agencies brought suit against the supermarket chain for illegally disposing of hazardous waste in landfills. The waste came from cleaners, aerosols, hair dyes and other products sold in Safeway stores. Just […]
String lights and beaded garlands have been hazards for multiple years
Unsafe chemicals can result in fines, product recalls and damage to brands