Day: June 7, 2018

OCDA FILES SUIT AGAINST TWO BUSINESSES FOR SELLING TODDLER FORMULA WITH DANGEROUSLY ELEVATED LEVELS OF LEAD

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA), as part of the California Food, Drug, and Medical Device Task Force, comprised of 10 district attorneys’ offices including Alameda, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, and Sonoma Counties, along with the California Attorney General’s Office, filed a civil lawsuit today against Graceleigh Inc. and Nutraceutical Corporation, accused of selling toddler formulas with dangerously elevated levels of lead.

Attorney General Becerra Issues Cease and Desist Letters and Files Suit Over Dangerous Levels of Lead in Toddler Formula

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that he issued two cease and desist letters and has filed suit against two businesses that make and sell toddler formula, Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Inc., due to the discovery of dangerously elevated levels of lead in their toddler formulas. Testing conducted by the California Department of Justice on two products – Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Sammy’s Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula – revealed that these formulas cause lead exposure between 13 and 15 times the maximum allowable dose level under California law without an adequate Proposition 65 warning. Both formulas exceed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provisional Total Tolerable Intake daily levels for children under six. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Becerra alleges that the two companies have violated California’s Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and Proposition 65, the state law that requires clear and reasonable warnings prior to exposing individuals to harmful chemicals. Attorney General Becerra is joined in filing this lawsuit by the District Attorneys of: Alameda; Marin; Monterey; Napa; Orange; Santa Clara; Santa Cruz; Shasta; Solano; and Sonoma Counties.

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