Moore v. Charles Leonard Inc.

Posted: 03/28/2012  browse the case archive

On March 28, 2012, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling defendant Charles Leonard Inc. ("Charles Leonard") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved Moore's allegations that Charles Leonard sold erasers 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, Charles Leonard agreed not to sell any erasers in California after April 13, 2012, unless the erasers are sold or shipped with Proposition 65 warnings or contain no more than 1,000 parts per million (0.1%) of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $17,000, 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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