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: 2019-01-20
Format: 2019-01-20
July 20, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 20, 2018, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Spencer Spirit Holdings Inc. and Spencer Gifts LLC (“Spencer”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Spencer sold vinyl/PVC tool grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
July 19, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 19, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Dick Blick Holdings, Inc. (“DBH”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that DBH sold brass compass wheels containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the settlement, DBH...
July 17, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 17, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Essendant Co. (“Essendant”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Essendant sold battery clamp handles containing heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the...
July 17, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 17, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Shaghal Ltd. (“Shaghal”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Shaghal sold vinyl/PVC tools containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
July 16, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 16, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Lewis Hyman, Inc. (“LHI”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that LHI sold multipurposed zippered bags containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
July 15, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 15, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Safariland, LLC (“Safariland”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Safariland sold shooting glasses containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
July 12, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Wilmar Corporation executed a Consent Judgment on July 12, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Wilmar Corporation (“Wilmar”) sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
July 7, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Diversitech, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 7, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that Morris Products, Inc. (“Morris Products”) sold products with insulated electrical wires containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
July 3, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. DC First Aid, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 3, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that DC First Aid, Inc. and DC Safety Sales Co., Inc. (collectively, “DC First Aid”) sold vinyl/PVC zipper pulls, vinyl/PVC electrical tape, and gloves with vinyl/PVC components...
July 2, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Root-Lowell Manufacturing Co. executed a Consent Judgment on July 2, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Root-Lowell Manufacturing Co. (“Root-Lowell”) sold vinyl/PVC sprayer hoses containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP...
June 28, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. The Home Depot, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 28, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that The Home Depot, Inc. (“Home Depot”) sold products containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
June 28, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 28, 2018, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party IFG Corp. (“IFG”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Brimer had alleged that IFG sold handbags 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...
June 28, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
he parties involved in the case Moore v. C.E. Smith Co., Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 28, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that C.E. Smith Co., Inc. (“C.E. Smith”) sold vinyl/PVC trailer lift handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
June 25, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 25, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Enchante Accessories Inc. (“Enchante”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Enchante sold vinyl/PVC storage bin handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
June 23, 2018
DINP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party U.S. Wire & Cable Corporation (“U.S. Wire”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that U.S. Wire sold vinyl/PVC cords containing the phthalate chemical diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...