Amazon Can Be Liable For Prop 65 Warning Failures, California Appeals Court Says
Even when it comes to foreign-manufactured cosmetics containing undeclared ingredients listed under California’s Prop 65, online marketplaces the likes of Amazon can be responsible for providing exposure warnings to consumers, according to California’s First Appellate District.
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FCC To ‘Clarify’ Section 230; FDA On Scented Sanitizers; A Mixed Holiday Shopping Forecast; News In Brief
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