Vinocur v. Home Products International, et al.

Posted: 08/24/2018  browse the case archive
On August 17, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties Home Products International, Inc. and Home Products International - North America, Inc. (collectively, “Home Products”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Home Products sold vinyl/PVC gloves 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, Home Products agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC gloves in California after August 24, 2018, unless the gloves 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 Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $20,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to citizen enforcer Vinocur and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.
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