By LISA M. LEWIS, Associated PressAssociated PressNew York (AP) — Jewelry brands that charge for products with deodorant or antiperspirants are not complying with federal law requiring them to make their products more environmentally friendly, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, the department accused jewelers of failing to take steps to avoid using environmentally hazardous chemicals in products and labeling materials.
The department also said that the retailers violated a 1996 law called the Clean Air Act that bans the sale of chemicals that emit pollutants into the atmosphere.
It is the second lawsuit against the jewelers by the Justice Department.
Last year, a New York state court upheld a ruling against the retailers in that case.