$99,000 in Fines Paid by Personal Care Products

This page finalized February 26, 2008


Personal Care Products manufactures inexpensive beauty care and home cleaning products. Between April 1, 2001 and May 1, 2004, Personal Care Products sold or supplied "Powerhouse Instant Stain Remover" to retail outlets in California. In addition, from January 2007 to June 2007, Personal Care Products imported, sold and supplied "PC Super Hold Hairspray", "PC Ultra Hold Hairspray", and "Personal Care Styling Mousse" that had been manufactured in China. All of these products exceeded the VOC limit set under Consumer Products Regulation Section 94509(a) for their product category. The hairspray also contained high levels of a hazardous ingredient and trace levels of several toxic air contaminants. During our investigation we consulted and coordinated with FDA's Division of Cosmetics and Colors, California Department of Public Health and USEPA. On November 13, 2007, both cases were settled for $99,000.

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