Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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January 2012

DA O'Malley Anounces $350,000 Settlement with Daiso Jan 19, 2012

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley Announces $350,000 Settlement with Retail Chain that Sold Children's Products Containing Illegal Amounts of Lead and/or Phthalate Compounds

OAKLAND -- District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that DAISO CALIFORNIA, LLC, (Daiso), has agreed to pay a total of $350,000 in civil penalties and costs in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the District Attorney’s Offices of Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

The lawsuit alleged that the company sold products marketed to children containing lead and/or phthalate compounds exceeding the legal limits without providing clear and reasonable warnings in violation of Proposition 65 and Health and Safety Code sections 108935-108939.

The settlement, signed by Alameda County Presiding Judge C. Don Clay, pertains to Daiso’s retail stores in California (located in Daly City, Newark and San Jose), and requires Daiso to pay $350,000 in civil penalties and costs. The civil penalties from the judgment will be used to provide money to support local enforcement of California consumer protection laws and the state Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Fund.

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DA's Office Co-Sponsors Internet Safety Sessions Jan 17, 2012

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office is proud to co-sponsor an informational session called 'Keeping Our Children Safe'. The aim of the program is to educate parents on how to assist their children in navigating the internet safely.

While the internet is used for positive social, educational and commercial applications, it is also increasingly used to facilitate human trafficking. The Alameda County DA's Office encourages parents to attend one of the forthcoming sessions to gain the knowledge needed to protect their family in this era of increasing online participation.

The free session will be repeated in Livermore, Fremont and Oakland, and will feature speakers from the FBI.

Click to view the 'Keeping Our Children Safe' Flyer [PDF]

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DA O’Malley announces $1.5 Million Settlement with Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. Jan 4, 2012

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that dietary supplement distributors Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., a Canadian corporation, and its American affiliate, Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc., have agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million in civil penalties and costs in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the District Attorney’s Offices in Alameda, Napa, Marin, Monterey, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano and Sonoma counties.

The lawsuit alleged that the company engaged in false and misleading advertising in connection with the marketing and sale of certain of its dietary supplement products, and violated Proposition 65, which requires a warning label on products that expose the consumer to over one-half microgram of lead per day.

The settlement, signed in Napa County Superior Court, pertains to Iovate products marketed and sold throughout the state of California, and requires the Iovate companies to pay $1,200,000 in civil penalties that will provide support for the future enforcement of California consumer protection laws. The agreement also provides for $300,000 in investigative costs. It is the second largest multi District Attorney dietary supplement settlement of its kind in California history.

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