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
February 15, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On February 15, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E., and settling party Art Supply Enterprises, Inc. (“Art Supply”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Art Supply sold vinyl/PVC cutting mats containing di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
February 9, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On February 9, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Prima Marketing Inc. (“Prima Marketing”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Prima Marketing sold cuffs or bracelets containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
February 9, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On February 9, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party QFX, Inc. (“QFX”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that QFX sold vinyl/PVC headphone cords containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
February 3, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on February 3, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (“Hain Celestial”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
February 2, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. R.C. Bigelow, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on February 2, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that R.C. Bigelow, Inc. (“R.C. Bigelow”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
January 30, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 30, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Homecare Prodcuts, Inc. (“Homecare”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Homecare sold bathing products containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) and diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”) in the State of...
January 29, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 29, 2018, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (“BB&B”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that BB&B sold tools with vinyl/PVC grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
January 25, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Nady Systems, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on January 25, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that Nady Systems, Inc. (“Nady”) sold vinyl/PVC microphone pouches and vinyl/PVC microphone cords containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
January 25, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 25, 2018, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Rug Doctor, LLC (“Rug Doctor”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Rug Doctor sold vinyl/PVC hoses containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
January 24, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. CLT Computers, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on January 24, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that CLT Computers, Inc. (“CLT”) sold headphones with vinyl/PVC cushions containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
January 18, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Morris Rothenberg & Son, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on January 18, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Morris Rothenberg & Son, Inc. (“Morris”) sold camp showers with vinyl/PVC tubing containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP...
January 17, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 17, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Top Flight, Inc. (“Top Flight”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Top Flight sold binder/notebook covers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
January 17, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., et al. executed a Consent Judgment on January 17, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. (“BTTM”) and Carry-On Trailer, Inc. (“COTT” and, collectively with BTTM, the “Settling Defendants...
January 9, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Brimer v. A & E Incorporated executed a Consent Judgment on January 9, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer alleged that A & E Incorporated (“A & E”) sold retractable test leads with exterior coverings containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the...
December 29, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Global Amici, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 29, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Global Amici, Inc. (“Global Amici”) sold glass jars with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...