PFAS in Consumer Products are Targeted by State Regulators and Class Action Plaintiffs

January 4, 2023

Read the full article by James B. Pollack (Martenlaw)

"Consumer product manufacturers, importers, and retailers of products containing PFAS must comply with new regulations in four states in 2023: California, Maine, Vermont, and Washington. Another six states have enacted PFAS regulations that go into effect in 2024 and 2025: Colorado, Maryland, Connecticut, Minnesota, Hawaii, and New York. Still more states, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Minnesota, have already announced their intention to enact new state laws and regulations this coming year. New federal PFAS reporting regulations will likely be finalized this year. Class action lawsuits directed at consumer products in the cosmetic, packaging, dental products, apparel, and food industries—many of which were filed last year—will make their way through the courts this year, and plaintiffs will most likely start to target a variety of new sectors.

This article provides an overview of the current regulatory environment for products containing PFAS. To learn more about PFAS, contact any member of our PFAS products team: James PollackJessica FerrellJeff Kray, and Victor Xu. And sign up here to receive updates on our forthcoming PFAS Deskbook, published by the Environmental Law Institute."