DiPirro v. Jepson, Inc., et al.

Posted: 11/18/2002  browse the case archive

A Consent Judgment in the DiPirro v. Jepson, Inc., et al. matter, heard in the Alameda County Superior Court, was entered on September 18, 2002. The Consent Judgment resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that the defendant Jepson, Inc. ("Jepson") sold power tools, accessories, hand tools, and building tools containing lead (or lead compounds), crystalline silica, arsenic and/or chromium in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Jepson agreed not to sell products in California unless such products contain Proposition 65 warning labels as prescribed in the Consent Judgment.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $13,250, 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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