Children’s Toys

The Fifth Circuit ruled the Consumer Product Safety Commission procedurally erred when it issued its final rule prohibiting the manufacture and sale of any children’s toy or article that has more than 0.1% of any one of five phthalates, which can have negative health effects. However, the court remanded the case, finding there is a “serious possibility” the agency can substantiate its decision if given the opportunity.

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French Court Hears Agent Orange Case Against Chemical Firms

A French court will on Monday hear a case against more than a dozen multinationals, accused by a French-Vietnamese woman of causing grievous harm to her and others by selling the Agent Orange defoliant to the U.S. government which used it to devastating effect in the Vietnam War.

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5 Killed in Blaze at Indian Producer of Covid-19 Vaccine

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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