DiPirro v. Unitec Manufacturing Corporation, et al.

Posted: 01/16/2001  browse the case archive

Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations against the party Unitec Manufacturing Corporation ("Unitec") were resolved on January 16, 2001, when the parties entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement. DiPirro alleged that Unitec sold sandblasters whose customary use produces dust containing the heavy metals lead, crystalline silica, arsenic, and chromium in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Unitec agreed not to sell in California any of the sandblasters identified in Exhibit A in the Settlement Agreement after January 30, 2001, unless the sandblasters have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $8,500, to be 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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