Michaels of Oregon Settlement for $2,800

This page finalized November 4, 2004.


On June 21, 2004, staff of the Consumer Products Enforcement section held a teleconference with Michaels of Oregon who manufactures Hoppe's #9 Barrel Scrubber, an aerosol general-purpose degreaser. The product was reformulated to meet the 50 percent by weight volatile organic compound (VOC) limit for aerosol general-purpose degreasers and according to the company, the product continues to perform as advertised. The manufacturer sent out a recall notice to their distributors to ensure that the non-compliant high VOC product was taken off the shelves in California. The case was settled for $2,800 on July 6, 2004.