Brimer v. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

Posted: 08/31/2018  browse the case archive

 On August 31, 2018, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Dick's Sporting Goods”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Brimer had alleged that Dick's Sporting Goods sold vinyl/PVC golf bag rain hoods containing the phthalate di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. 

As part of the settlement, Dick's Sporting Goods agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC golf bag rain hoods in California after August 24, 2018, unless the hoods contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.
The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $18,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to citizen enforcer Brimer and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.  
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