Held v. RV Designer and Woodbridge, Inc.

Posted: 01/10/2019  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Held v. RV Designer, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on January 10, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that RV Designer and Woodbridge, Inc. (collectively, “RV Designer”) sold vinyl/PVC seat covers 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, RV Designer agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC seat covers in California after the Sacramento County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the covers 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. Should RV Designer provide Held with written certification by January 10, 2020 that all vinyl/PVC seat covers sold in California qualify as reformulated products under the agreement, Held agreed to waive a portion of the civil penalty that would otherwise be applied.
The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $42,500, 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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