Moore v. The Hillman Companies, Inc., et al.

Posted: 02/13/2017  browse the case archive

On February 13, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling parties The Hillman Companies, Inc. and The Hillman Group, Inc. (collectively, “Hillman”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Hillman sold vinyl/PVC stickers 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, Hillman agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC stickers in California after July 30, 2017, unless the stickers contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $17,500, 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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