Moore v. KWDZ Manufacturing, LLC

Posted: 11/28/2017  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Moore v. KWDZ Manufacturing, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on November 28, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that KWDZ Manufacturing, LLC (“KWDZ”) sold belts with vinyl/PVC components 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, KWDZ agreed not to sell any belts with vinyl/PVC components in California 30 days after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the cords contain no more 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 up to $13,000, 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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