Vinocur v. Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc.

Posted: 02/11/2019  browse the case archive
On February 11, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc. (“Husqvarna”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Husqvarna sold gloves with vinyl components 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, Husqvarna agreed not to sell any gloves with vinyl components in California after January 31, 2019, unless the gloves contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP, butyl benzyl phthalate (“BBP”), di-n-butyl phthalate (“DBP”), di-isodecyl phthalate (“DIDP”) , diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”), and di-n-hexyl phthalate (“DnHP”) when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies OR have Proposition 65 warnings provided.
The Settlement Agreement 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 citizen enforcer Vinocur and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.
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