Chanler Case Archive

Since its inception, The Chanler Group and its clients have tirelessly researched and analyzed consumer products for the presence of detectable levels of heavy metals, phthalates, and other toxins. Over the last two decades, The Chanler Group’s clients, acting as citizen enforcers on behalf of California consumers, have filed hundreds of Proposition 65 notices, and pursued lengthy litigation in an effort to secure reformulation commitments for these  products from their sellers and manufacturers. The Chanler Group’s clients continue to closely monitor these industries to ensure the health and safety of all California residents.

firm casework - enforcement

Format: 2018-05-25
Format: 2018-05-25
May 9, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Electro Tape Specialties, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on May 9, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Electro Tape Specialties, Inc. (“Electro Tape”) sold vinyl/PVC electrical tape containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State...
May 8, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 8, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Gill North America, Ltd. (“Gill”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Gill sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
April 26, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 26, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Coast Cutlery, Co. (“Coast Cutlery”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Coast Cutlery sold tool grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
April 25, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 25, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party New View Gifts & Accessories, Ltd. (“New View”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that New View sold mugs with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
April 24, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Vicmarr Audio Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 24, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Vicmarr Audio Inc. (“Vicmarr”) sold vinyl/PVC audio cables containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
April 9, 2018
DEHP, Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Streamlight, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 9, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Streamlight, Inc. (“Streamlight”) sold portable lighting products containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) and the heavy metal lead in the State...
April 6, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 6, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Control Group Companies, LLC (“Control Group”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Control Group sold vinyl/PVC zipper bags containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing...
April 5, 2018
DEHP, Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 5, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties The Container Store Group, Inc. and The Container Store, Inc. (collectively, “TCSG”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that TCSG sold vinyl/PVC storage bin handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the...
April 5, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 5, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Fairway Import-Export, Inc. (“Fairway”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Fairway sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
April 4, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 4, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party KHS America, Inc. (“KHSA”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that KHSA sold musical instruments with vinyl or other plastic handles or handgrips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
April 3, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Walong Marketing, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 3, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Walong Marketing, Inc. (“Walong”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
March 30, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 30, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Empire Candle Co., LLC (“Empire Candle”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Empire Candle sold ceramic candles with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings....
March 29, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Grote Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March 29, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Grote Industries, Inc. (“Grote”) sold vinyl/PVC electrical wires containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
March 29, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Starbucks Corporation, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on March 29, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Teance Fine Teas (“Teance”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
March 28, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 28, 2018, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. (“Leslie’s”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Brimer had alleged that Leslie’s sold vinyl/PVC hoses containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...