Wozniak v. Emergency Essentials, LLC

Posted: 11/16/2017  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Emergency Essentials, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on November 16, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Emergency Essentials, LLC (“Emergency Essentials”) sold flashlights 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 agreement, Emergency Essentials agreed not to sell any flashlights with vinyl/PVC components in California after the Alameda County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the flashlights contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $31,500, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Wozniak and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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