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This Proposition 65 action arose from Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and John Moore’s allegations in 2009 that certain fashion accessories containing one or more phthalate chemicals known to cause reproductive harm, specifically di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”), butyl benzyl...

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July 28, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 28, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties Valley Han Kook Market, a California corporation (“Valley Han”) and Jayone Homeware, Inc. (“Jayone”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Valley Han and Jayone sold vinyl/PVC footwear containing the phthalate chemical di(2-...
July 18, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Simple Products Corporation (“SPC”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that SPC sold safety armbands containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, SPC agreed...
July 13, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 13, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Stone Mountain USA (“Stone Mountain”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that Stone Mountain sold vinyl/PVC wallets containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the...
July 5, 2017
DEHP
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Jacob Ash Holdings, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 5, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Jacob Ash Holdings, Inc. (“Jacob Ash”) sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of...
June 26, 2017
DINP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 26, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Aftco Mfg. Co., Inc. (“Aftco”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that Aftco sold gloves with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical diisononyl phthalate (“DINP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...
June 15, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 15, 2017, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party LifeTrak Incorporated (“LifeTrak”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Held had alleged that LifeTrak sold safety vests with vinyl/PVC components containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California...
April 28, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 28, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling parties Landry’s Inc. and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc. (collectively, “Landry’s”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Landry’s sold footwear with vinyl/PVC straps containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (...
April 20, 2017
DEHP
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 20, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Ikeddi Enterprises Inc. (“Ikeddi”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Ikeddi sold vinyl/PVC belts containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite...