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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

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...
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...