Wozniak Settles With Eze-Lap Diamond Products Re: Lead in Diamond Sharpeners

Posted: 11/03/2014  browse the blog archive
Wozniak Settles With Eze-Lap Diamond Products Re: Lead in Diamond Sharpeners

Client Paul Wozniak has negotiated a settlement with Eze-Lap Diamond Products in regards to allegations that the company sold diamond sharpeners in California that contained the toxic heavy metal lead.  Proposition 65 requires companies selling products in California that contain lead to provide consumers with a health hazard warning stating that the product may expose them to a chemical that causes cancer and/or reproductive harm.

Eze-Lap has agreed to reformulate their diamond sharpeners to be virtually free of lead and will also pay $12,000 in civil penalties, 75 percent of which will go to the State of California to better public health and the environment.  Should Eze-Lap accelerate their reformulation and provide certification by February 15, 2015 that all Eze-Lap diamond sharpeners sold in California are reformulated, Wozniak has agreed to waive a portion of the civil fine.

Please see more details at the case summary on our website: Wozniak v. Eze-Lap Diamond Products, 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. The Chanler Group has represented citizen enforcers of Proposition 65 for more than twenty years.