DiPirro v. C.K. Worldwide, Inc., et al.

Posted: 11/19/1999  browse the case archive

The Alameda County Superior Court entered an Order Regarding Terms of Settlement in DiPirro v. C.K. Worldwide, Inc. on December 20, 1999 based on an agreement made by the parties during a Settlement Conference that took place on November 19, 1999. This enforcement action resolved the allegations of citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro that defendant C.K. Worldwide, Inc. sold cold wire feeders and Tig torches that include tips that exposed users to carbon monoxide, chromium, lead, and nickel in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

The settlement required C.K.to include proper Proposition 65 health hazard warnings on all such products sold in California. The agreement required C.K. to take reasonable steps to ensure that the warnings were placed on the products as soon as is commercially reasonable.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $9,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower DiPirro and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.

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