Leeman Files Complaint Against Disston Company

Posted: 01/27/2016  browse the blog archive
Leeman Files Complaint Against Disston Company

Dr. Whitney R. Leeman has filed a complaint in Santa Clara County Superior Court against Disston Company, alleging that Disston sold extension cords containing the phthalate chemical DEHP without a Proposition 65 warning.

DEHP is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  Under Proposition 65, companies offering products for sale that contain DEHP must provide consumers with a “clear and reasonable” warning of the risks of exposure.

Dr. Leeman seeks civil penalties as well as an injunction to prevent Disston from selling the extension cords without a health hazard warning.

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