Walmart, Inc. Settlement
Walmart, Inc. Settles For $20,100
In July 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Walmart, Inc (Walmart), with its principal location in Bentonville, Arkansas, in the amount of $20,100 for the company’s violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
CARB staff conducted an investigation revealing that Walmart violated the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices by selling, supplying, offering for sale, and introducing into commerce in California uncertified indoor air cleaning devices that are subject to an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (ppm); and failing to display the required California sales advisory statement on webpages advertising uncertified indoor air cleaning devices (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17 § 94800 et seq.).
Terms of the settlement include a requirement for Walmart to cease all sales of uncertified indoor air cleaning devices in California. To settle the case, Walmart agreed to pay a total penalty of $20,100. The total penalty will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.