Moore v. Ms. Dee, Inc., et al.

Posted: 09/25/2012  browse the case archive

On September 25, 2012, the Marin County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Moore v. Ms. Dee, Inc., et al., which resolved citizen enforcer John Moore's allegations that defendant Ms. Dee, Inc. ("Ms. Dee"), sold coverings for books/journals, marker pouches, and bracelets 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, Ms. Dee agreed not to sell any coverings for books/journals, bracelets, or marker pouches in California after July 31, 2012, unless each accessible component of the products contains less than 1,000 parts per million (0.1%) of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $25,000, 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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