Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. 2021 Settlement
Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. Settles For $63,000
In September 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. (Carl Zeiss) of San Diego, California, reached a settlement agreement in the amount of $63,000 for violating CARB’s air quality regulations. The $63,000 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
An investigation by CARB staff showed that Carl Zeiss sold, supplied, and offered for sale noncompliant glass cleaner products that were manufactured for use in California. The Carl Zeiss glass cleaner products contained concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the standards specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94509(a) (Consumer Products Regulations). The violation resulted in approximately 1.05 tons of excess VOC emissions in the “Glass Cleaner” (nonaerosol) category. This was a second violation for Carl Zeiss.
Carl Zeiss fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter. To come into compliance, Carl Zeiss audited their product line to ensure their products comply with the Consumer Products Regulations. Additionally, Carl Zeiss reviewed the websites where their products are sold and asked companies to remove any language that may cause these products to be noncompliant with the Consumer Products Regulations.