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: 2020-05-05
Format: 2020-05-05
May 30, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
On May 30, 2000, Gudebrod, Inc. (“Gudebrod”) elected to opt-into into a Consent Judgment to resolve citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro’s allegations that Gudebrod and seventy-eight other defendants manufactured, distributed, or sold fishing tackle products containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite...
May 19, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
On May 19, 2000, Bob Sands Fishing Tackle (“Bob Sands”) elected to opt-into into a Consent Judgment to resolve citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro’s allegations that Bob Sands and seventy-eight other defendants manufactured, distributed, or sold fishing tackle products containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the...
May 11, 2000
Toluene
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling defendant Hodgman, Inc. entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on May 11, 2000.  This Agreement was later brought before the Alameda County Superior Court for approval.  The Settlement Agreement resolved DiPirro’s allegations that Hodgman sold repair kits with glue and other adhesives containing...
April 28, 2000
Consent Judgment
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro, Enco Manufacturing, Inc., and MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. entered into a Settlement Agreement on April 28, 2000. The settlement resolved DiPirro's allegations that Enco and MSC sold soldering irons, anti-spatter products, anti-seizing compounds, and other products with uses, or customary applications that can cause exposure to...
April 28, 2000
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Hillman Group, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement on April 28, 2000, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that Hillman Group sold anchoring products containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Hillman Group agreed...
April 26, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
On April 26, 2000, a Consent Judgment which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that the defendant Hunter's sold lead decoy weights in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings, was filed with, and subsequently approved by, the Superior Court of California County of Alameda in DiPirro v. Hunter's...
April 18, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and Gare, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement on April 18, 2000 which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that Gare sold glazes, ceramic paints, and coatings containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement agreement,...
April 6, 2000
Out-Of-Court Settlement
On April 6, 2000, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party A.P.E. South entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that A.P.E. sold certain soldering products whose customary use and application may produce fumes or gases which contain formaldehyde, lead, and/or lead compounds in the State of California without...
April 6, 2000
Out-Of-Court Settlement
On April 6, 2000, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro, and settling party Alltrade, Inc. entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that Alltrade sold certain soldering products whose customary use and application may produce fumes or gases which contain formaldehyde, lead, and/or lead compounds in the State of California...
March 27, 2000
Out-Of-Court Settlement
On March 27, 2000, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro, and settling party ArcOne (a division of A.C.E. International Company, Inc.) entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that ArcOne sold certain welding machines, power sources, and similar products that through their normal and foreseeable use produce fumes that contain...
March 27, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
On March 27, 2000, a Consent Judgment in DiPirro v. Beeman Precision Airguns, et al. was entered into which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that the defendant Beeman sold airgun ammunition that contains the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Beeman...
March 14, 2000
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
On March 14, 2000, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro, and settling party The Jones Stephens Corp. entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that TJS sold certain wool which exposes users to the heavy metal lead and lead compounds in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of...
March 12, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
On March 12, 2001, Pro-Troll Inc. and affiliated companies Scott Plastics Ltd., Scotty Inc., Hotspot Fishing and Lures Ltd., and Scotty Sportfishing Products Inc. (collectively “Pro-Troll”) opted into a Supplemental Consent Judgment to resolve citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro’s allegations that Pro-Troll and fourteen other defendants sold fishing tackle...
March 10, 2000
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and Central Purchasing, dba Harbor Freight Tools entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on March 10, 2000.  This agreement was later brought before the San Francisco County Superior Court for approval.  The Settlement Agreement resolved DiPirro’s allegations that Central sold: (1) solder, soldering products and...
March 8, 2000
Lead
Consent Judgment
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and Du-Bro Products, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement on March 8, 2000, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that Du-Bro Products sold solder containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement agreement, Du-Bro Products, Inc. agreed to...