United Industries Corporation Settlement
$100,000 in Fines Paid by United Industries Corporation
On July 16, 2002, Enforcement Division staff obtained samples of the 12-ounce aerosol Schultz Houseplant & Gardens Bug Spray from a Raley's grocery store in Redding, California. ARB's laboratory determined this product exceeded the volatile organic compound limit of 20 percent for crawling bug insecticide products. A total of 119,476 containers were shipped to California that resulted in 5.7 tons of excess emissions. In May 2002, United Industries Corporation acquired the Schultz Company, including the Schultz Houseplant & Gardens Bug Spray product line. United Industries Corporation agreed to settle this case for $100,000.