Colart Americas, Inc. Case Settlement
Colart Americas, Inc. Case Settles for $9,000
In March 2019, Colart Americas, Inc. (Colart) of New Jersey settled violations of the Aerosol Coating Products Regulation for $9,000. Enforcement staff obtained a sample of Winsor& Newton General Purpose High Gloss Varnish, an aerosol coating product in the clear coating category. Colart was in violation for manufacturing, selling, supplying and offering for sale a product that did not comply with the Aerosol Coating Products Regulation for: 1) not displaying the aerosol coating category and reactivity limit, 2) not displaying a date of manufacture, and 3) the product was formulated above the 0.85 reactivity limit for an aerosol clear coating. These violations resulted in 0.23 tons of excess ozone released into the atmosphere. To come into compliance, Colart has modified the product to meet regulatory requirements.