Brimer v. A & E Incorporated

Posted: 01/09/2018  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Brimer v. A & E Incorporated executed a Consent Judgment on January 9, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer alleged that A & E Incorporated (“A & E”) sold retractable test leads with exterior coverings containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.  

As part of the agreement, A & E agreed not to sell any retractable test leads with exterior coverings in California after the Santa Clara County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the test leads contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $32,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Brimer and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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