Wozniak v. A-List, Inc.

Posted: 01/21/2015  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. A-List, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on January 21, 2015.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that A-List, Inc. (“A-List”) sold vinyl/PVC cosmetic 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, A-List agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC cosmetic cases in California after the Alameda County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the cases contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP in any accessible component when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.  Should A-List provide written certification that all vinyl/PVC cosmetic cases sold in California qualify as reformulated by fifteen days after the Judgment is approved, Wozniak agreed to waive a portion of the civil fine that would otherwise be applied.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $40,400, 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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