Chanler Case Archive

Since its inception, The Chanler Group and its clients have tirelessly researched and analyzed consumer products for the presence of detectable levels of heavy metals, phthalates, and other toxins. Over the last two decades, The Chanler Group’s clients, acting as citizen enforcers on behalf of California consumers, have filed hundreds of Proposition 65 notices, and pursued lengthy litigation in an effort to secure reformulation commitments for these  products from their sellers and manufacturers. The Chanler Group’s clients continue to closely monitor these industries to ensure the health and safety of all California residents.

firm casework - enforcement

Format: 2020-04-11
Format: 2020-04-11
July 22, 2019
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. executed a Consent Judgment on July 22, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Walmart Inc. (“Walmart”) and Sam's West, Inc. (“Sam's”) sold cases with vinyl/PVC coverings or other components containing the...
July 18, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 19, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Central Garden & Pet Company (“Central Garden”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Central Garden sold gloves with vinyl components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
July 18, 2019
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Norco Industries, Inc. (“Norco”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Norco sold padlocks containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the settlement, Norco...
June 14, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 14, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Vipac Inc. (“Vipac”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Vipac sold vinyl tote handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings....
June 5, 2019
TCEP, TDCPP
Out-of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Poppin, Inc. (“Poppin”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement on June 5, 2019.  Moore had alleged that Poppin sold ottomans with foam padding containing the flame retardant chemical tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (“TDCPP”) and tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (“TCEP...
May 29, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC (“PRS”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that PRS sold vinyl erasers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
May 15, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 15, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Bondhus Corporation (“Bondhus”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Bondhus sold vinyl tool pouches containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
May 13, 2019
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 13, 2019, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party TJ Promotions Corp. (“TJ Promotions”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that TJ Promotions sold drinking glasses with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.   ...
May 10, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 10, 2019, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Beniko, Inc. (“Beniko”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Beniko sold backpacks with vinyl/PVC components containing di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”)in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings...
May 7, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 7, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party International Sourcing Company, Inc. (“International Sourcing”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that International Sourcing sold safety glasses with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in...
May 7, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 7, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling parties Intruder, Inc. (“Intruder”)and Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Inc. (“Rice Lake”) (collectively, “Companies”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that the Companies sold gloves containing the phthalate chemical di(2-...
May 7, 2019
DBP, DEHP, DINP, Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Service Tool Company, L.L.C. executed a Consent Judgment on May 7, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Service Tool Company, L.L.C.  (“STC”) sold electrical test kits, vinyl/PVC electrical tape, and voltage testers with vinyl/PVC cords containing di(2-ethylhexyl)...
May 2, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On May 2, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Wilde Tool Co., Inc. (“Wilde Tool”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Wilde Tool sold vinyl tool pouches containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
April 30, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Merrick Engineering, Inc. (“Merrick”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Merrick sold hangers with vinyl components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
April 29, 2019
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Nuvue Products (“Nuvue”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Nuvue sold vinyl/PVC greenhouse covers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...