Englander v. DC First Aid, Inc., et al.

Posted: 07/03/2018  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Englander v. DC First Aid, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 3, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that DC First Aid, Inc. and DC Safety Sales Co., Inc. (collectively, “DC First Aid”) sold vinyl/PVC zipper pulls, vinyl/PVC electrical tape, and gloves with vinyl/PVC components 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, DC First Aid agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC zipper pulls, vinyl/PVC electrical tape, or gloves with vinyl/PVC components in California after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the products contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies OR have Proposition 65 warnings provided.
The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $28,550, 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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