SEARS HOLDINGS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION SETTLES FOR $285,200
This page last reviewed May 13, 2013
In November 2011, the Air Resources Board (ARB) discovered Sears Holdings Management Corporation (Sears) “Black Friday” advertisements for Motovox brand stand-up scooters powered by uncertified small off-road engines (SORE). Sears disclosed to ARB that 713 units were offered for sale in California but that they took immediate action upon receiving the Notices of Violation and all units were pulled from stores prior to any sales. To resolve the matter, Sears agreed to pay $285,200 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund.
Sears promptly and fully cooperated with ARB in the investigation, and the case was settled in March 2013. The penalty total for those 713 SOREs was applied at a rate of $400 per unit.