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: 2020-04-25
Format: 2020-04-25
August 18, 1999
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Assembly Technologies International, Inc. ("ATI") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on August 18, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that ATI sold soldering equipment and tools whose customary use produces fumes that contain the heavy metal lead in the State of California without...
August 16, 1999
Thiourea
Consent Judgment
Michael DiPirro and The Herbert Stanley Company entered into a settlement agreement on August 16, 1999, which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that Herbert Stanley manufactured and distributed a tarnish remover solvent containing thiourea in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. Pursuant to the terms of...
July 26, 1999
Consent Judgment
On July 26, 1999, Michael DiPirro and Hypertherm, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that Hypertherm manufactured, distributed, or sold cutting or welding machines and power sources that contain, or whose customary application may produce fumes or gases that contain chromium (hexavalent compounds),...
July 13, 1999
Consent Judgment
On July 13, 1999, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling defendant GC Thornsen, Inc. a.k.a. GC Electronics, reached and executed a settlement agreement which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that GC sold adhesives, coatings, specialty chemicals, solder, soldering wire and flux, soldering guns, irons and torches, and other electronic...
June 30, 1999
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Wassco ("Wassco") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on June 30, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Wassco sold products whose customary use produces fumes which contain chemicals listed pursuant to Proposition 65 in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
June 24, 1999
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and Century Manufacturing Co. entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on June 24, 1999.  This Agreement was later brought before the San Francisco County Superior Court for approval on June 29, 1999.  The Settlement Agreement resolved DiPirro’s allegations that Cascade sold welding equipment and welding...
June 23, 1999
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Alpha Metals, Inc. ("Alpha") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on June 23, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Alpha sold solder wires that contain the heavy metal lead and/or produce formaldehyde in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As...
June 22, 1999
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
On June 22, 1999, Michael DiPirro and Indium Corporation of America, entered into a settlement agreement which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that Indium manufactured, distributed, or sold welding, brazing and soldering products containing lead and lead compounds in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings...
June 18, 1999
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party American Hakko Products, Inc. ("Hakko") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on June 18, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Hakko sold products containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement,...
June 14, 1999
Lead
Consent Judgment
On June 14, 1999, the Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Michael DiPirro v. Esico-Triton, et al., which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that the Esico-Triton manufactured, distributed, or sold welding, brazing, and soldering products containing lead and lead compounds in the State of California without providing the...
May 28, 1999
Lead
Consent Judgment
Michael DiPirro and Fry's Electronics, Inc., entered into a settlement agreement on May 28, 1999, which resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that Fry's manufactured, distributed, or sold welding, brazing, and soldering products containing lead and lead compounds in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
May 27, 1999
Lead
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Qualitek International, Inc. ("Qualitek") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on May 27, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Qualitek sold soldering products whose customary use produces fumes that contain the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite...
May 12, 1999
Consent Judgment
The Superior Court of Alameda County entered a Consent Judgment in DiPirro v. Marshall Industries, et al., (No. 205535-2) on May 12, 1999, which resolved citizen enforcer DiPirro's allegations that Marshall distributed or sold certain soldering tools, soldering equipment and chemicals used in the soldering process that contain carbon monoxide, chromium, lead, nickel...
April 28, 1999
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Tech Spray, Inc. ("Tech Spray") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on April 28, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Tech Spray sold conformal coatings that contain the solvent toluene and solder products that contain the heavy metal lead and formaldehyde and products that contain...
April 22, 1999
Toluene
Out-Of-Court Settlement
Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party TACC International Corporation ("TACC") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on April 22, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that TACC sold adhesive products that contain toluene in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement,...