Howard Products, Incorporated Settlement
Howard Products, Incorporated Settles For $3,000
In July 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Howard Products, Incorporated (Howard Products) of Paso Robles, California, in the amount of $3,000. The total penalty amount of will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
CARB’s investigation found that Howard Products sold, supplied, or offered for sale a noncompliant furniture maintenance product (nonaerosol) that was manufactured for use in California. The furniture maintenance product contained concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that exceeded the standards specified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 17, section 94509(a) (17 CCR § 94509(a)). The violation resulted in 0.05 tons of excess VOC emissions in the “Furniture Maintenance” category. Howard Products cooperated fully with CARB during the investigation. To come into compliance, Howard Products has reformulated the product.