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: 2017-08-20
Format: 2017-08-20
July 28, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 28, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties Valley Han Kook Market, a California corporation (“Valley Han”) and Jayone Homeware, Inc. (“Jayone”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Valley Han and Jayone sold vinyl/PVC footwear containing the phthalate chemical di(2-...
July 24, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 24, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Penshurst Trading Inc. (“Penshurst”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Penshurst sold napkin rings containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement,...
July 23, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 23, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party K. & K. Interiors, Inc. (“K&K”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that K&K sold dishes with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
July 20, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Starbuck Corporation, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on July 20, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Peerless Coffee Company, Inc. (“Peerless”) sold dried lapsang souchong teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite...
July 20, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. A & D Engineering, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 20, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that A & D Engineering, Inc. (“A & D”) sold stethoscopes with vinyl/PVC tubing containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in...
July 20, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 20, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Kole Imports (“Kole”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that Kole sold vinyl/PVC electrical tape and game cases containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
July 20, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 20, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party The C.H. Hanson Company (“CH Hanson”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that CH Hanson sold vinyl/PVC tape containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
July 18, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party The Art of Tea LLC (“Art of Tea”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Art of Tea sold dried green teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
July 18, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Simple Products Corporation (“SPC”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that SPC sold safety armbands containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, SPC agreed...
July 17, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 17, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party Kim-Seng Company (“Kim-Seng”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Kim-Seng sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Kim-...
July 13, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 13, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Stone Mountain USA (“Stone Mountain”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that Stone Mountain sold vinyl/PVC wallets containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
July 13, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 13, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Incorporated (“Half Price Books”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Half Price Books sold vinyl/PVC disc organizer zipper pulls containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in...
July 11, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Perseus Books, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 11, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Perseus Books, Inc. (“PB”) sold shot glasses with exterior decorations containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
July 6, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Brimer v. Petedge Massachusetts Business Trust, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on July 6, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer alleged that Petedge Massachusetts Business Trust and Petedge, Inc. (collectively, “Petedge”) sold pet waste bag holders containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)...
July 5, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Jacob Ash Holdings, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 5, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Jacob Ash Holdings, Inc. (“Jacob Ash”) sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...