Reckitt Benckiser Settlement for $165,000

This page finalized December 6, 2004.


Reckitt Benckiser is a major manufacturer of many consumer products, including Energine Spot Remover. During routine sampling, Energine Spot Remover was found for sale in various retail stores throughout California. Laboratory analysis showed that the product had a volatile organic compound (VOC) content of almost 100 percent, which was in violation of the 8 percent VOC limit. In addition, Reckitt Benckiser was unable to show compliance with the requirements to display the date of manufacture on this product. The company removed the product from the market and settled the case on October 29, 2004 for $165,00 in penalties.