Moore v. Electra Bicycle Company, LLC

Posted: 11/30/2011  browse the case archive

On November 30, 2011, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling defendant Electra Bicycle Company, LLC ("Electra"), entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved Moore's allegations that Electra sold bicycle handle 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 settlement, Electra agreed not to sell any bicycle handle grips in California after November 15, 2011, unless each accessible component of the bicycle handle grips contains less than .1 percent of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies. Due to Electra's commitment to comply with these heightened standards, Moore agreed to credit a portion of the civil fine that would otherwise be applied.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $22,000, 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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