$4,000 in Fines Paid by Griot's Garage

This page finalized October 17, 2005.


On June 6, 2003, Enforcement staff obtained samples of Griotís Garage Window Cleaner, Window Cleaner Wipes and Windshield Wash from Griotís Garage through their website. The samples were subsequently analyzed by the Monitoring and Laboratory Division for VOC content and determined to exceed the 6 percent VOC limit for glass cleaners manufactured after January 1, 1996 and before December 31, 2004, and the 1 percent VOC limit for windshield washer fluids manufactured after December 31, 2002. Furthermore, the products did not display the date of manufacture or representative code. On March 20, 2006, an office conference was conducted with a representative from Griotís Garage 7 and a tentative settlement was reached. On April 11, 2006, the settlement agreement was signed by all parties after receipt of a $4,000 penalty.

Case Settlements