Moore v. Bell Sports, Inc. et al.

Posted: 02/07/2011  browse the case archive

On February 7, 2011, the Marin County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Moore v. Bell Sports, Inc.; et al., which resolved citizen enforcer John Moore's allegations that the defendant Century, LLC ("Century") sold medicine balls 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, Century agreed not to sell any weighted fitness/medicine balls in California after January 1, 2011, unless the weighted fitness/medicine balls contain less than .1% of DEHP in each accessible component when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided. Should Century eliminate the need for Proposition 65 warnings on the weighted fitness/medicine balls by March 1, 2011, Moore agreed to credit a portion of the civil fine that would otherwise be applied.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $131,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Moore and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.

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