Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Settlement, 2018
Hobby Lobby Case Settles for $4,920
In October 2018, Hobby Lobby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, settled violations of the Aerosol Coating Products Regulation for $4,920 and is now compliant. During a routine inspection at a Hobby Lobby located in California, a California Air Resources Board inspector obtained a sample of Dried Floral Preservative, an aerosol floral coating manufactured by Gemini Industries and distributed solely by Hobby Lobby.
Hobby Lobby was in violation for selling, supplying and offering for sale the Dried Floral Preservative product, which did not comply with the Aerosol Coating Products Regulation for: 1) not displaying the aerosol coating category and reactivity limit; and 2) the product was formulated above the reactivity limit for an aerosol floral coating. These violations resulted in 0.41 tons of excess ozone released into the atmosphere. To come into compliance, Hobby Lobby recalled all non-compliant products from its California stores and in the future will only carry compliant products.