Moore v. C-Line Products, Inc

Posted: 09/30/2015  browse the case archive

On September 30, 2015, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party C-Line Products, Inc. ( “C-Line”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that C-Line sold vinyl/PVC file case handles 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, C-Line agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC file case handles in California after October 1, 2015, unless the handles contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP in any accessible component when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $24,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to citizen enforcer Moore and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.  

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