Civil penalties

February 28, 2019
On February 28, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Kikkerland Design, Inc. (“Kikkerland”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Kikkerland sold rulers and keyrings containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of...
Lead
February 28, 2019
On February 28, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Lifetime Brands, Inc. (“Lifetime”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Lifetime sold vinyl/PVC plant ties containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
Patio & Garden
DEHP
January 25, 2019
On January 25, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Horizon Group USA, Inc. (“Horizon Group”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Horizon Group sold vinyl stickers containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
Art Supplies
DEHP
January 22, 2019
On January 22, 2019, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Creedence Holdings, LLC (“Creedence”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that Creedence sold vinyl ID holders containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
Bags & Accessories
DEHP
January 19, 2019
On January 19, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party K & S Precision Metals Co. (“K & S”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that K & S sold vinyl tool pouches containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
Hand Tools
DEHP
January 8, 2019
On January 8, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Prinsco, Inc. (“Prinsco”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Prinsco sold vinyl tape containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings....
Home Improvement
DEHP
January 2, 2019
On January 2, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Multipet International, Inc. (“Multipet”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Multipet sold pet carriers with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without...
DEHP
December 23, 2018
On December 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Kester LLC (fka Kester, Inc.) (“Kester”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Kester sold solder containing lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.    As part of the settlement, Kester agreed not...
Soldering
Lead
December 21, 2018
On December 21, 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 stethoscopes with vinyl tubing containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
Medical Supplies
DEHP
December 21, 2018
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (“QEP”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that QEP sold knee pads with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
Sporting Equipment
DEHP