Moore v. Cascade Designs, Inc.

Posted: 04/19/2019  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Cascade Designs, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 19, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that Cascade Designs, Inc. (“Cascade Designs”) sold vinyl/PVC pot lifter grips 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, Cascade Designs agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC pot lifter grips in California after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the grips contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies OR have Proposition 65 warnings provided. 
The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $27,000, 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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