Vinocur v. MW Industries, Inc.

Posted: 01/15/2019  browse the case archive
On January 15, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party MW Industries, Inc. (“MW Industries”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that MW Industries sold 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, MW Industries agreed not to sell any PVC gloves in California after January 25, 2019, 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 $9,000, 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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