Held v. American Healthcare Products, Inc.

Posted: 08/31/2018  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Held v. American Healthcare Products, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 31 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that American Healthcare Products, Inc. (“AHP”) sold vinyl/PVC gloves 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, AHP agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC gloves in California after the Marin County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the gloves contain less than 1,000 parts of 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 $20,500, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Held and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   
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