Englander v. Conbraco Industries, Inc.

Posted: 06/10/2016  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Englander v. Conbraco Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 10, 2016.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Conbraco Industries, Inc. (“Conbraco”) sold tools with vinyl/PVC grips 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, Conbraco agreed not to sell any tools with vinyl/PVC grips in California after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the tools have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $45,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Englander and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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