Vinocur v. International Sourcing Company, Inc.

Posted: 05/07/2019  browse the case archive
On May 7, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party International Sourcing Company, Inc. (“International Sourcing”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that International Sourcing sold safety glasses with vinyl/PVC 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, International Sourcing agreed not to sell any safety glasses with vinyl/PVC components in California after May 10, 2019, unless the products 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 $25,500, 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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