Vinocur v. Sport Squad LLC

Posted: 12/01/2015  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Sport Squad LLC executed a Consent Judgment on December 1, 2015.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Sport Squad LLC (“Sport Squad”) sold vinyl/PVC racquet cases 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 agreement, Sport Squad agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC racquet cases in California after the Alameda County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the racquet cases contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $44,500, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Vinocur and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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