Vinocur v. Horizon Group USA, Inc.

Posted: 01/25/2019  browse the case archive
On January 25, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Horizon Group USA, Inc. (“Horizon Group”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Horizon Group sold vinyl stickers 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, Horizon Group agreed not to sell any vinyl stickers in California after January 25, 2019, unless the stickers 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 $23,350, 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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