Wozniak v. Wilson Hunt International Ltd.

Posted: 12/19/2017  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Wilson Hunt International Ltd. executed a Consent Judgment on December 19, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Wilson Hunt International Ltd. (“Wilson Hunt”) sold bags containing the phthalate chemicals di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”), diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”), di-n-butyl phthalate (“DBP”), diisodecyl phthalate (“DIDP”) and the heavy metal lead (collectively, the “Listed Chemicals”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.  

As part of the agreement, Wilson Hunt agreed not to sell any bags in California after the Marin County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the bags contain no more than 1,000 parts per million (“ppm”) of DEHP, DINP, DBP, and DIDP or 90 ppm of lead when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $40,500, 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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