Walgreen Co. Settlement, 2015
Walgreen Co. Case Settles for $125,000
On July 26, 2015, a case was settled with Walgreen Co. for selling non-compliant store-brand product, “Living Solution Windshield Wash + Deicer, -20 deg F”, in their California stores that was in violation of the Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid category. The products 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. Excess emissions in this case were approximately 0.35 tons. However, ARB in this case considered the numbers of Walgreen’s past violations including previous Windshield Washer Fluids violations, and negotiated a penalty based upon the 223 days that the product was sold on between October 2012 and September 2014. The company paid $125,000 to settle the case.