Moore v. Polyform Products Company, Inc.

Posted: 12/16/2015  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Moore v. Polyform Products Company, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 16, 2015.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that Polyform Products Company, Inc. (“Polyform”) sold vinyl/PVC art tool pouches 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, Polyform agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC art tool pouches in California after the Alameda County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the pouches contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP in any accessible component when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $30,000, 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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