OdorStop LLC Settlement
OdorStop LLC Settles For $25,788
In August 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with OdorStop LLC (OdorStop), with its principal location in Hamburg, New York, for the company’s violation of the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions From Indoor Air Cleaning Devices (Indoor Air Cleaner Regulation) as codified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 94800 et seq.
An investigation conducted by CARB staff showed that OdorStop violated the Indoor Air Cleaner Regulation because the company manufactured for use in California, sold, supplied, offered for sale, and introduced into commerce in California, indoor air cleaning devices that were not certified by CARB. Indoor air cleaners are subject to an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (ppm) and are required to be certified prior to sale in California. Additionally, OdorStop failed to include a statement excluding sales to California on webpages advertising uncertified indoor air cleaners, and OdorStop did not inform distributors, sellers, and retailers about the Indoor Air Cleaner Regulation.
To come into compliance, OdorStop has revised the product descriptions for their indoor air cleaners on their website to include disclaimers for California customers, notified their distributors and retailers of the Indoor Air Cleaner Regulation, and have implemented a screening process to confirm industrial-use exemptions when applicable.
The 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.