Held v. Golf Gifts and Gallery, Inc.

Posted: 03/31/2010  browse the case archive

On March 31, 2010, the Solano County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Held v. Golf Gifts and Gallery, Inc., which resolved citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E.'s allegations that the defendant Golf Gifts and Gallery, Inc. ("Golf Gifts") sold children's vinyl bags 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 settlement, Golf Gifts agreed not to manufacture or distribute any children's vinyl bags in California after July 1, 2009, unless the bags contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $21,500, to be 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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