Englander v. World and Main (Cranbury), LLC

Posted: 02/26/2018  browse the case archive

On February 26, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party World and Main (Cranbury), LLC (“World and Main”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that World and Main sold vinyl/PVC hoses, electrical components and accessories, flashlights, hand tools, household hardware accessories, household plumbing accessories, and tape measures (collectively, “Covered Products”) containing the phthalate chemicals di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) and/or di-n-butyl phthalate (“DBP”); and/or the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, World and Main agreed not to sell any of the Covered Products in California after April 16, 2018, unless the products are virtually free of DEHP, DBP, and/or lead when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $39,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to citizen enforcer Englander and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest. 


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