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More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued as New Warning Label Requirements in Effect


In the month, new "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1, Notice 2), travel tech sets (Notice 1), travel sets (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), fannypacks (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4), smartphone pouches (Notice 1), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbag organizers (Notice 1), and neck pillows (Notice 1) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients of the notices that sold these products. On a related note, on August 30, 2018, California imposed new Proposition 65 warning label requirements. TGA recently published a new members-only tool for TGA members on how to comply with the new California Prop 65 warning label requirements. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman,, 202-853-9351.

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Facebook Launches Retail Pop-Up Stores Ahead of Holiday Season


Facebook is gearing up for the holiday season by launching a small number of pop-up shops around the U.S. The company announced this week that it will open pop-ups with more than 100 brands in nine different Macy’s locations. The 100 brands’ products will be available for purchase through the pop-up shops, and they are some of the “most-loved brands” on Instagram and Facebook, according to a blog post on the company’s website. READ MORE


Best Business Books 2018: Leadership


The importance of finding meaning in the workplace is all the rage in the C-suite, at all-hands meetings, and in the leadership section of bookstores. Each of this year’s best business books on leadership provides an illuminating lens on the subject of meaningfulness. READ MORE

Now You Can Get Locally Made Artisan Gifts from an Airport Vending Machine


If you’re traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport, you can now purchase unique, locally made gifts from a pair of vending machines in Terminal A. Described as “an indie craft fair in a box,” SouveNEAR’s art-filled machines are filled with t-shirts, jewelry, soaps, pins, patches, eco-friendly baby clothing, handmade candy, and a wide variety of other items made by New Jersey and New York artists. READ MORE

Why Playing Christmas Music Too Early is Bad for Your Health


It’s barely November. But, for many people, that doesn’t matter. Because for them, right when the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 31, it turns into the holiday season. Though holiday cheer and merriment may seem like a good thing, you may want to hold off on the eggnog and Christmas carols. As it turns out, celebrating the holidays too early may actually be bad for your health. READ MORE