Held v. Tractor Supply Company

Posted: 08/23/2018  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Held v. Tractor Supply Company. executed a Consent Judgment on August 23, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Tractor Supply Company (“TSC”) sold sprayer hoses containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.  
As part of the agreement, TSC agreed not to sell any sprayer hoses in California after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the hoses are virtually free of lead when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies OR have Proposition 65 warnings provided.
The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $50,000, 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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