Alen USA Settlement
$73,000 in Fines Paid by Alen USA
On September 11, 2007, a case was settled with Alen USA for selling the following consumer products into California: Festival Wipes exceeding the 10 percent VOC limit for non-aerosol general purpose cleaners manufactured prior to 12/31/04; Festival Degreasers containing concentrations of VOCs exceeding the 4 percent limit for non-aerosol general purpose degreasers, and Pine Oil Pinalen Multicleaner and Natural Essences Pinalen Multicleaner exceeding the 4 percent VOC limit for non-aerosol general purpose cleaners after the minimum recommended dilution listed on the product label. The company also failed to report annual date code explanations and did not clearly display the day, month, and year of manufacture on all of their products. The company paid $73,000 in penalties to settle the case.