Marco Padilla, doing business as BedCo, Settlement
Marco Padilla, doing business as BedCo, Settles For $9,000
In August 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Marco Padilla (Padilla), doing business as BedCo, of Sacramento, California, in the amount of $9,000.
An audit by CARB staff revealed that Padilla did not take reasonable prudent precautions, as a retailer, when purchasing furniture made of composite wood from Coaster Fine Furniture, Poundex Furniture and Accessories, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., and Homelegance. This is a requirement set forth for retailers, and other entities involved in the sales of composite wood products, in the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 93120 et seq.).
To come into compliance, Padilla has instructed each supplier that the products they supply to Padilla must comply with the applicable emissions standards. Going forward, Padilla will obtain written documentation from each supplier confirming their products are compliant. Padilla cooperated fully with CARB to resolve this matter and to ensure compliance with the regulation in the future.