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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

February 8, 2019
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On February 8, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Thirstystone Resources, Inc. (“Thirstystone”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Thirstystone sold salt and pepper shakers containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
January 18, 2019
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On January 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Merchsource, LLC (“Merchsource”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Vinocur had alleged that Merchsource sold recipe glasses with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. ...
October 4, 2018
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Too Good Gourmet, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on October 4, 2018.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Too Good Gourmet, Inc. (“Too Good”) sold mugs with exterior ddsigns containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health...
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. ...