MTC Distributing Case Settles for $45,000

This page last reviewed April 8, 2010

Between October 2005 and November 2007, MTC Distributing supplied “Peak Windshield Wash and De-Icer -20°F” windshield washer fluid to multiple gas stations throughout non-Type A areas of California. It was determined that a programming oversight inadvertently led to this product being sold in non-mountainous areas of the state. The product exceeded the one percent VOC limit set under the Consumer Product Regulations for the "Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid, all other areas" product category. The case was settled on January 29, 2009 for $45,000.