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: 2019-03-21
Format: 2019-03-21
March 30, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 30, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Empire Candle Co., LLC (“Empire Candle”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Empire Candle sold ceramic candles with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings....
March 29, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Held v. Grote Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March 29, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Grote Industries, Inc. (“Grote”) sold vinyl/PVC electrical wires containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
March 29, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Starbucks Corporation, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on March 29, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Teance Fine Teas (“Teance”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
March 28, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 28, 2018, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. (“Leslie’s”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Brimer had alleged that Leslie’s sold vinyl/PVC hoses containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
March 28, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Thexton Manufacturing Company executed a Consent Judgment on March 28, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Thexton Manufacturing Company (“Thexton”) sold circuit testers with vinyl/PVC cords and clamp handle grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“...
March 27, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. executed a Consent Judgment on March 27, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that G-III Apparel Enterprises, Ltd. (“G-III Apparel”) sold vinyl/PVC ponchos containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
March 23, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Woodstock International, Inc. (“Woodstock”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Woodstock sold quick couplers containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
March 23, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Neogen Corporation (“Neogen”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Neogen sold obstetrical tools with vinyl or plastic handgrips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
March 21, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party COKeM International, Ltd.  (“COKeM”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that COKeM sold headphones with vinyl/PVC ear cushions containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
March 19, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 19, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party E&A Worldwide Traders (“E&A Worldwide”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that E&A Worldwide sold luggage tags with vinyl/PVC straps containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
March 19, 2018
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Smith Ventures, Ltd., et al. executed a Consent Judgment on March 19, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Smith Ventures, Ltd. (“Smith Ventures”) sold vinyl/PVC exercise balls containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
March 19, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 19, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party LEM Products Holding LLC  (“LEM Products”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that LEM Products sold vinyl/PVC tool grips containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
March 16, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Woolrich, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March 16, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Woolrich, Inc. (“Woolrich”) sold glasses with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
March 15, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 15, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Coda Resources Ltd. (“Coda Resources”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Held had alleged that Coda Resources sold electrical tape containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
March 15, 2018
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 19, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Great Neck Saw, Inc. (“Great Neck”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Great Neck sold tool pouches with vinyl/PVC components containing di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") and insulated electrical wires with exterior materials that contain DEHP in...