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In response to increasing and overwhelming evidence that decorations appearing on the exterior surfaces of ceramicware and glassware (and in some instances inside the vessel) contain detectable levels of lead and cadmium, The Chanler Group client, Russell Brimer, initiated enforcement actions...

firm casework - enforcement

July 23, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 23, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party K. & K. Interiors, Inc. (“K&K”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Wozniak had alleged that K&K sold dishes with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
July 11, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Perseus Books, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 11, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Perseus Books, Inc. (“PB”) sold shot glasses with exterior decorations containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
April 27, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 27, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling parties Wilton Brands LLC and Wilton Industries, Inc. (collectively, “Wilton”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Wilton sold glassware with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
March 13, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 13, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Zak Designs, Inc. (“Zak”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Vinocur had alleged that Zak sold mugs with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Zak...
March 2, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Home Essentials & Beyond, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March 2, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Home Essentials & Beyond, Inc. (“Home Essentials”) sold glass canisters, glass jars, and glass mugs with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in...
January 25, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Frankford Candy LLC executed a Consent Judgment on January 25, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Frankford Candy LLC (“Frankford”) sold mugs with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
January 19, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 19, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Uncas International LLC (“Uncas”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Uncas sold mugs with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement,...
January 19, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 19, 2017, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Castle Brands Inc. (“Castle Brands”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Moore had alleged that Castle Brands sold glassware with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of...