$5,000 in Fines Paid by West Marine, Inc.
WEST MARINE, INC. SETTLES FOR $5,000
West Marine has 375 stores in 38 states, which offer for sale over 50,000 boating products. Between March 1, 2005 to March 31, 2008, West Marine sold, supplied, or offered for sale in California the Blitz USA 2-plus gallon Self-Venting Gas Can (model number 50810), which, at the time, did not meet all of the performance standards for Spill-Proof Systems specified in the Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts Regulation. Because this was the second violation, West Marine settled the violations for $5,000 on June 30, 2008.