$600,000 in Fines Paid by Kragen Auto Parts

This page finalized March 20, 2009

KRAGEN AUTO PARTS SETTLES FOR $600,000


During inspections in 2006, CSK Auto, Inc. (Kragen Auto Parts) was found selling non-complying containers of automotive windshield washer fluid in non-Type A areas of California by ARB inspectors.  After further investigation of the violation, it was determined that multiple non-complying products, including "20/10 Deicer -25F", "Peak Windshield Wash and Deicer -20F", " Peak Windshield Deicer and Cleaner -30F ", "Mr. Clean Windshield Wash and Deicer -30F", and "Prestone Deicer Windshield Washer Fluid -25F" were sold by CSK Auto, Inc. between January 2004 and December 2006.  These products were in violation of the Consumer Products Regulation, Sections 94507-94517.  Two Notices of Violation (NOVs) were issued on December 8, 2006 and May 30, 2007, respectively.  These were the third and fourth NOVs issued to CSK Auto, Inc. for selling non-complying containers of automotive windshield washer fluid in non-Type A areas of California.  After a lengthy investigation, CSK Auto, Inc. agreed to settle the NOVs for $600,000 on November 13, 2008.

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