Brimer v. Scentco, Inc.

Posted: 01/25/2019  browse the case archive
On January 25, 2019, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Scentco, Inc. (“Scentco”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Brimer had alleged that Scentco sold vinyl/PVC key chains 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 settlement, Scentco agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC key chains in California after January 25, 2019, unless the key chains 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 $20,000, 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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