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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

August 29, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Kirkland's, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August 29, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Kirkland's, Inc, (“Kirkland's”) sold glass canisters with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the...
June 18, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Polaris Industries Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 18, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Polaris Industries Inc. (“Polaris”) sold beverageware with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
April 25, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 25, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party New View Gifts & Accessories, Ltd. (“New View”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that New View 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...
March 30, 2018
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On March 30, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Empire Candle Co., LLC (“Empire Candle”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Englander had alleged that Empire Candle sold ceramic candles with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings....
March 16, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Woolrich, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March 16, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Woolrich, Inc. (“Woolrich”) sold glasses with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
December 29, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Global Amici, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 29, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Global Amici, Inc. (“Global Amici”) sold glass jars with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
October 5, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Creative Co-Op, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on October 5, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur alleged that Creative Co-op, Inc. (“Creative Co-op”) sold jars and juice glasses with exterior decorations containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the...
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...