Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Settlement
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Settles For $3,000
In August 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (Mercedes-Benz), with its location in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for the company’s violation of CARB’s Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (Consumer Products Regulation) as codified in the California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94500 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff disclosed that Mercedes-Benz sold, supplied, and offered for sale in California, a consumer product that did not meet administrative requirements specified in the Consumer Products Regulation, under California Code of Regulations, title 17, sections 94512(b) and 94512(c)(2).
To settle the case, Mercedes-Benz agreed to a penalty of $3,000 for selling a consumer product that lacked the date of manufacture and failing to notify CARB of a modified date code on consumer products sold in California. The total penalty amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
Mercedes-Benz fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter. To come into compliance, Mercedes-Benz has relabeled this product to include the date of manufacture, and an explanation for the date of manufacture was submitted to CARB.