Moore v. Lucky Line Products, Inc., et al.

Posted: 08/23/2012  browse the case archive

On August 23, 2012, the Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Moore v. Lucky Line Products, Inc., et al., which resolved citizen enforcer John Moore's allegations that the defendant Lucky Line Products, Inc. ("Lucky Line") sold luggage tags 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, Lucky Line agreed not to sell any luggage tags in California after August 23, 2012, unless each accessible component of such luggage tags contain less than or equal to 1,000 parts per million (0.1%) of DEHP in any accessible component when analyzed pursuant to state and federally approved testing methodologies. Due to Lucky Line'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 $32,500, 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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