Civil penalties

August 29, 2019
On August 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Haimin International Inc. (“Haimin”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Haimin sold incense holders with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part...
Home Decor
Lead
August 28, 2019
On August 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party The Haddad Apparel Group, Ltd. (“Haddad”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Haddad sold lunch bags with vinyl zipper pulls containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
Bags & Accessories
DEHP
August 28, 2019
On August 28, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party B&G Equipment Company, Inc. (“B&G”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that B&G sold sprayers with metal nozzles containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part...
Patio & Garden
Lead
August 30, 2019
On August 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party FH Group International Inc. (“FH Group”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that FH Group sold vinyl seat belt pads containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
DEHP
August 26, 2019
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Service Tool Company, L.L.C. executed a Consent Judgment on August 26, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak alleged that Service Tool Company, L.L.C.  (“STC”) sold electrical test kits, vinyl/PVC electrical tape, voltage testers with vinyl/PVC cords, and hand tools containing di(2-...
Electrical, Hand Tools
DBP, DEHP, DINP, Lead
August 18, 2019
On August 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Global Vision Eyewear Corporation (“Global Vision”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Global Vision sold glasses with vinyl temples containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
Apparel
DEHP
August 14, 2019
The parties involved in the case Held v. Forney Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 14, 2019.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. alleged that Forney Industries, Inc. (“Forney”) sold goggles with vinyl components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State...
Security
DEHP
August 8, 2019
On August 8, 2019, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling parties Mutual Industries North, Inc. (“Mutual”) and Harris Mutual, LLC (“Harris”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Harris and Mutual sold vinyl flagging tape containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in...
Security
DEHP
August 4, 2019
On August 4, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling parties Chunsan International, Inc. and Cheung's Rattan & Imports (collectively, “Chunsan”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Wozniak had alleged that Chunsan sold chests with vinyl handles containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the...
Home Organization
DEHP
July 30, 2019
On July 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Midwest Trading Group, Inc. (“Midwest”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Midwest sold USB cords containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the settlement,...
Cables
DEHP