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For Businesses selling to California Consumers generally and the Leather Goods industry in particular this is another example of why Prop 65 Compliance via a fully implemented P65 WARNINGS program can be much less expensive when done before the Notices of Violation start flying. The Center for Environmental Health that has brought these actions highlighted in the Steptoe article [Link Here] has long history of targeting entire industries to drive comprehensive reformulation and/or product recalls. See their recent track record below including almost $6 million in just Attorneys fees paid to them and their Plaintiff’s Counsel by Alleged Violators from 2016 to 2018.

Link to Steptoe article on Prop 65 litigants targeting leather goods manufacturers and retailers

Four year view of Prop 65 notices of violation for all categories