Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement, 2016
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Case Settles for $50,000
On April 15, 2016, a case was settled with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for selling a product named “Rain·X All Season 2-in-1 Windshield Washer Fluid -20o F”, that is subject to the Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid category. The product contained concentrations of VOCs exceeding the 1 percent by weight VOC limit for the category in the Pre-Mixed non-Type “A” areas, as well as the 25 percent State standard in the Type “A” areas. The excess VOC emissions for the sales of this product were approximately 0.10 tons; however, due to the repeat nature of the violation, the penalty was assessed at approximately $660 per day for 73 days the noncompliant products were sold on, plus the ARB’s investigative costs. The company paid $50,000 to settle the case.