Recent 60-Day Notices

In the area of Proposition 65 litigation, The Chanler Group represents citizens of the State of California acting in the interest of the general public to promote awareness of exposures to toxic chemicals in products sold in California and, if possible, to improve human health by reducing the levels of hazardous substances combined in such items.  After conducting an extensive investigation into an alleged violation, The Chanler Group’s clients serve a 60-Day Notice of Violation on the alleged violators with copies served on the requisite public prosecutors pursuant to California Health & Safety Code § 25249.6 et seq. (Proposition 65).  The Notices identify the products causing the exposure, the alleged routes of exposure to the chemical at issue, and the types of harm potentially resulting from such exposure. 

Based on the allegations set forth in a Notice, the citizen enforcer intends to file a citizen enforcement lawsuit against the alleged violator unless that violator enters into a binding written agreement to: (1) recall products already sold or undertake best efforts to ensure that the requisite health hazard warnings are provided to those whom have received such products; (2) provide clear and reasonable warnings for products sold in the future or reformulate such products to eliminate the exposures; and (3) pay an appropriate civil penalty based on the factors enumerated in California Health & Safety Code § 25249.7.  Neither The Chanler Group nor the citizen enforcers can: (1) finalize any settlement until after the 60-day notice period has expired; nor (2) speak for the Attorney General or any District or City Attorney who received this Notice as they consider whether to prosecute the matter itself.

All of the notices below are still within the 60-day notice period.

60 day notices - recent

Notice Datesort icon Defendant Plaintiff Chemicals
04/27/2018 Airgas, Inc. Laurence Vinocur DEHP, Lead
04/26/2018 Polaris Industries Inc. Peter Englander Lead
04/26/2018 TFI, Inc. Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/26/2018 Lewis Hyman, Inc. John Moore DEHP
04/26/2018 Fourstar Group USA Inc.; Rite Aid Corporation Golf Time, L.L.C.; Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.; Golf Galaxy, LLC John Moore DEHP
04/26/2018 Fourstar Group USA Inc.; Rite Aid Corporation Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/26/2018 Dick Blick Holdings, Inc.; Blick Art Materials, LLC; Utrecht Manufacturing Corporation John Moore Lead
04/26/2018 American Exchange Time LLC; Stein Mart, Inc. Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/13/2018 U.S. Wire & Cable Corporation Laurence Vinocur DINP
04/09/2018 Winco Holdings, Inc.; Winco Foods, LLC John Moore DEHP
04/09/2018 Chauvet & Sons, LLC Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/09/2018 CRC Industries, Inc. John Moore DEHP
04/09/2018 CSS Industries, Inc.; C.R. Gibson, LLC Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/09/2018 HII Corporation John Moore DEHP
04/09/2018 Shaghal Ltd Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/09/2018 Streamline Importing Inc. John Moore DEHP
04/09/2018 Sur La Table, Inc. Laurence Vinocur DEHP
04/09/2018 Service Tool Company, L.L.C. Paul Wozniak DEHP, Lead
04/09/2018 GoodHope Bags Industries Inc. (USA); Preferred Nation Inc.; Fry’s Electronics, Inc. Laurence Vinocur DEHP