$5,000 in Fines Paid by Wal-Mart Corporation

This page finalized October 19, 2006.

WAL-MART SETTLES PORTABLE CONTAINER CASE FOR $5,000

 
On August 5, 2004, Enforcement Division staff obtained a sample of the Blitz USA brand "1+ Ventless Gas Can" from a Wal-Mart store in Baldwin Park, California. A total of 34 non-compliant containers were discovered to have been offered for sale in California between September 3, 2004 and the recall of Blitz containers in September 2003. These containers and spouts did not conform to the performance standards for spill-proof systems in the Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts Regulations. A Notice of Violation was issued on January 27, 2005. On August 23, 2005, Wal-Mart settled this case for $5,000.
 


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