PFOA Class Action Suit
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January 1, 2006
The China Post
CF demands compensation from
DuPont on Teflon
The China Post staff
Taiwan's private consumer watchdog yesterday demanded
DuPont, one of world's leading chemical companies, offer local
consumers compensation similar to the sum it had recently agreed
to pay to settle a lawsuit in the United States concerning the
danger of Teflon, widely used in kitchen utensils.
Accusing DuPont of lying about the toxic levels
of Teflon, the Consumer Foundation (CF) demanded that all Teflon
utensils be removed from Taiwan's store shelves.
But DuPont said the foundation was misleading Taiwan's
consumers and it threatened to take legal action against the private
Without admitting any guilt or liability, DuPont
last month agreed to pay US$16.5 million, including a US$10.25
million civil fine, to settle a case in the U.S. alleging eight
violations of U.S. laws that require companies to report the toxic
dangers of chemicals they manufacture.
The foundation said DuPont claims that Teflon utensils
are safe to use it they are kept under 350 degrees Celsius.
The foundation, citing studies conducted by itself
and other experts, claimed that it takes less than 200 degrees
Celsius for Teflon utensils to release toxic chemicals, including
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).