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: 2017-10-22
Format: 2017-10-22
September 18, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On September 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Rhode Island Textile Company (“RI Textile”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that RI Textile sold vinyl/PVC bags containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
September 11, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Moore v. L.D.F. Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on September 11, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that L.D.F. Industries, Inc. (“L.D.F.”) sold vinyl/PVC rainsuits containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
August 25, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Hot Focus, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 25, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Hot Focus, Inc. (“Hot Focus”) sold vinyl/PVC pouches and vinyl/PVC pen toppers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
August 23, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 23, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. (“Chapin”) sold vinyl/PVC shoulder strap pads containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
August 21, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On August 21, 2017, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Home Expressions, Inc. (“Home Expressions”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Englander had alleged that Home Expressions sold vinyl/PVC toilet seats containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
August 15, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Moore v. SMV Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 15, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that SMV Industries, Inc. (“SMV”) sold vinyl/PVC gloves containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
August 8, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On August 8, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Iceberg Enterprises, LLC (“Iceberg”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Iceberg sold chairs with vinyl/PVC upholstery containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing...
August 1, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On August 1, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Peavey Electronics Corporation (“Peavey”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that Peavey sold headphones with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
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 24, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 24, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party The Music People, Inc. (“TMP”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that TMP sold vinyl/PVC cables containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
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...