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The Chanler Group has had over 20 years of success in representing citizen enforcers acting in the public interest in Proposition 65 litigation and settlements, as well as providing extensive expertise and resources to whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases.  Follow our blogs for the latest developments in The Chanler Group's Proposition 65 and whistleblower cases as well as the latest news in false claims and consumer protection.

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February 21, 2017
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Yamaha Corporation of America has issued a recall for piano benches sold with Yamaha grand pianos.  The interior compartment of the piano bench uses paint that has been found to contain lead in excess of federal standards.  Consumers are urged to remove the benches and contact Yamaha Corporation of America for instructions on returning the benches for a free replacement. The recalled benches are brown wood with a brown padded leather seat and a compartment under the seat.  The... full text
August 25, 2016
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
The Mars Retail Group has issued a recall on M&Ms-branded jewelry that were sold at M&Ms World Stores in New York; Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas; and Henderson, Nev. from May 2015 to June 2016.  The jewelry has found to contain high levels of lead, in excess of federal safety standards. The recalled jewelry includes earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces featuring the M&Ms "M" logo as a charm or other feature.  Consumers are urged to stop using the jewelry... full text
July 22, 2016
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
CSI Outdoors has issued a recall on children's insulated water bottles which were sold exclusively at LL Bean from July 2015 through May 2016.  The solder at the exterior base of the bottle was found to contain high levels of lead, in excess of federal safety standards. The water bottles have a 13.5 oz capacity and came in the following color prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly, and Robo Shark.  Consumers are urged to stop using the... full text
July 22, 2016
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Things Remembered is recalling certain silver bracelets and charm necklaces because the clear surface coating contains lead in excess of federal safety limits.  The silver bracelets have 10 silver hearts and circle links and a single heart-shaped charm, while the necklaces are gold-plated with three charms: a pink ice cream cone, a pink crystal cupcake, and a gold-plated engraved SWEET tag.  They were sold at Things Remembered stores nationwide as well as on the website from February... full text
February 9, 2016
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
KHS America has issued a recall of its 8-Note Monkey Glockenspiel because the pink metal note bar may contain levels of lead that exceed federal safety standards.  Lead is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm, and ingested lead can cause adverse health effets. The instrument has eight metal bars in multiple colors mounted on a wooden base that is shaped like a monkey.  Consumers are urged to immediately remove the pink bar... full text
November 2, 2015
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Pottery Barn Kids has issued a recall of Avengers and Darth Vader themed stainless steel water bottles due to excessive lead levels in the gray paint on the exterior of the bottles, which violate the federal lead paint standard. One water bottle features images of Thor, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man on the bottle; the other features images of Darth Vader and the Death Star from Star Wars.  They were sold at Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, through the... full text
September 2, 2015
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Imagine Nation Books has issued a recall on its pink Giraffe Animal Purse due to lead paint on its zipper in excess of federal lead paint standards.  The purse resembles a pink stuffed animal giraffe with brown spots and a red zipper down its back.  The purses were sold at Imagine Nation Books dealers nationwide at book fairs held at corporate offices and hospitals from July 2014 through March 2015. Consumers are urged to immediately take the recalled purses away from young children... full text
June 26, 2015
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Northern Tool + Equipment has issued a recall for the Little Digger Toy, a stationary scooper toy with moveable poles and a red painted steel frame that turns out to contain levels of lead in excess of federal law.  The toy was sold from August 2014 through June 2015 under the Wel-Bilt Brand. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the toy, put it out of the reach of children, and contact Northern Tool + Equipment at 888-518-0339 for a full refund. For more information, please see... full text
May 8, 2015
CPSIA, Prop 65 / Environment
Baby’s Dream has initiated a recall of its full-size cribs, furniture, and accessories sold in a vintage gray paint finish that was found to exceed federal lead limits.  The recall includes furniture in the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice, and Legendary collections that were manufactured in Chile between March 2014 and March 2015.  The furniture was sold at specialty stores nationwide and from the Baby’s Dream website from March 2014 to March 2015. Consumers who... full text
September 5, 2014
CPSIA
FGX International has issued a recall of its children’s sunglasses because its surface paint contains lead in excess of federal law. The sunglasses come in 20 styles of Disney, Marvel, and Sears/Kmart brand, in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames.  They were sold at Bon Ton, CVS, K-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014.  Consumers are advised to immediately take away the sunglasses from... full text