Kitchen & Cookware, Inc., dba KC Trading, Settlement
Kitchen & Cookware, Inc. dba KC Trading, Settles For $3,000
In March 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Kitchen & Cookware, Inc., dba KC Trading (KC Trading), with its principal location in Santa Fe Springs, California, in the amount of $3,000 for the company’s violations of CARB’s air quality regulations.
CARB staff conducted an investigation that revealed KC Trading sold, supplied, and/or offered for sale Footwear or Leather Care Products for use in California containing a concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOC) exceeding the standard specified in the Consumer Products Regulation (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 94507 et. seq.). The VOC violation resulted in 0.018 tons of excess VOC emissions.
The penalty will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. KC Trading fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter and stopped selling the products in California.