Representing Prop 65 Across the Outdoor Industry

The Outdoor Industry generates significant sales in California – an estimated $92 billion in consumer spending on the outdoor recreation economy. The industry is not immune from Prop 65 liability – outdoor recreation companies have been a steady target of Prop 65 bounty hunter suits over the last couple of years.

What are the main chemicals that outdoor and recreation companies have been sued for?

  • In general, outdoor manufacturers are sued in relation to the same Prop 65 chemicals common to other consumer products – heavy metals such as lead and and phthalates such as Bis(2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP) and Diisononyl phthalate (DINP).
  • For example, recent suits include:
    • DEHP in vinyl grips in bows, tools, hoses and other outdoor equipment
    • DEHP and DINP in vests and hydration bladders, rain suits, running packs and dry bags,
    • Lead in camp fittings, whistles and bike parts,
    • Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) in tent fabric.

Holland & Hart lawyers regularly represent outdoor and recreation companies in Prop 65 suits and help craft compliance plans. Contact us for more information.

CONTACT:

Brent Johnson
Partner
Salt Lake City
801.799.5807
bjohnson@hollandhart.com
Nathan Archibald
Associate
Salt Lake City
801.799.5844
narchibald@hollandhart.com

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