Parfums de Coeur Case Settles for $36,500

This page last reviewed August 10, 2010

On April 26, 2010, a case was settled with Parfums de Coeur for supplying into California 98,644 4oz. units and 36,786 1oz. units of non-compliant Bod Man Deodorant Body Spray that exceeded the zero percent by weight high volatility organic compound (HVOC) limits in the Antiperspirants and Deodorants regulation.  The label used on the container represented that the product was suitable for use on the underarms.  The Antiperspirants and Deodorants regulation was modified in 2004 to clarify that all deodorant products used on the underarm could not contain HVOCs, which are hydrocarbon propellants.  The product was sold from January 2006 through May 2007 which resulted in excess HVOC emissions.  Parfums de Coeur agreed to pay a settlement of $36,500 to settle the case.