Englander v. The Home Depot, Inc.

Posted: 06/28/2018  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Englander v. The Home Depot, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 28, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that The Home Depot, Inc. (“Home Depot”) sold products 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, Home Depot agreed not to sell any products with vinyl/PVC components in California after the Marin 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 $42,000, 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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