Vinocur v. Argento SC by Sicura Inc.

Posted: 04/23/2019  browse the case archive
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Argento SC by Sicura Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 23, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Argento SC by Sicura Inc. (“Argento”) sold vinyl flask holders 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, Argento agreed not to sell any vinyl flask holders in California after the San Francisco County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the holders contain less 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 $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 Vinocur and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest. 
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