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: 2019-01-19
Format: 2019-01-19
January 2, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 2, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Multipet International, Inc. (“Multipet”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Multipet sold pet carriers with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
December 27, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 27, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Streamline Importing Inc. (“Streamline”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Streamline sold vinyl/PVC tool pouches containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
December 23, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Kester LLC (fka Kester, Inc.) (“Kester”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Kester sold solder containing lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the settlement, Kester...
December 21, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (“QEP”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that QEP sold knee pads with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
December 21, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Neogen Corporation (“Neogen”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Neogen sold stethoscopes with vinyl tubing containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
December 21, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Lowe's Home Centers LLC (“Lowe's”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Lowe's sold vinyl/PVC greenhouse covers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
December 21, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Moore v. LB Marketing, Inc., et al. executed a Consent Judgment on December 21, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that LB Marketing, Inc. (“LB Marketing”) and Best Buy Co., Inc. (“Best Buy”) (collectively, “Parties”) sold vinyl headlamp cords and...
December 20, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 20, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties Valvoline Inc. and Valvoline LLC (collectively, “Valvoline”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Valvoline sold vinyl tubing containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
December 18, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Little Earth Productions, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 18, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Little Earth Productions, Inc. (“Little Earth”) sold tote bags with handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP...
December 13, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Tierra-Derco International, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 13, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Tierra-Derco International, Inc. (“Tierra-Derco”) sold products containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") in the State of...
December 12, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Standard Motor Products, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 12, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Standard Motor Products, Inc. (“SMP”) sold wiring instruments with vinyl/PVC coated wires containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("...
December 11, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Maped Helix USA, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 11, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Maped Helix USA, Inc. (“Maped Helix”) sold cutting mats containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") in the State of...
December 7, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 7, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Pyramex Safety Products, LLC (“Pyramex”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Pyramex sold safety glasses with nose pads containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing...
December 6, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On December 6, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Galison Publishing LLC (“Galison”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Galison sold vinyl/PVC game bags containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
November 27, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Brimer v. Kencove Farm Fence, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on November 27, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer alleged that Kencove Farm Fence, Inc. (“Kencove”) sold tool grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") in the State of California without...