Brimer Settles With Orgill Re: Padlocks Containing DEHP

Posted: 02/05/2016  browse the blog archive
Brimer Settles With Orgill Re: Padlocks Containing DEHP

Russell Brimer has entered into a settlement agreement with Orgill in regard to alleged violations of Proposition 65.  Brimer alleged that Orgill sold vinyl/PVC-coated padlocks that contained the phthalate chemical DEHP without the Proposition 65 warning required by law.  DEHP is a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.

Orgill has agreed to pay civil penalties and to sell only padlocks that have been reformulated to be virtually free of DEHP.

For more details and to read the settlement itself, please see the case summary on our website: Brimer v. Orgill, Inc.

The Chanler Group represents citizen enforcers who, acting in the public interest, commence actions against businesses offering products for sale in California that contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm without first providing the health hazard warning required by Proposition 65. Citizen enforcers bringing Proposition 65 actions in the public interest may obtain a Court Judgment imposing civil penalties, an injunction requiring reformulation of products, and/or provision of health hazard warnings