$70,000 in Fines Paid by Shell Oil Products U.S.

This page finalized October 17, 2006.


During inspections conducted in February 2002, samples of non-complying Gumout Carb & Choke Cleaner and Gumout Small Engine Carb & Choke Cleaner were purchased in San Diego County. During the course of the investigation, it was
determined that over 237,252 cans of Gumout and 6,996 cans of Gumout Small Engine sold in California by Shell Oil Products U.S. between April 1999 and December 2002 which exceeded the 75 percent volatile organic compound limit. During the follow-up investigation, we were able to verify that both products were reformulated to meet the newer 45 percent limit prior to the December 31, 2002 effective date. Shell Oil Products U.S. agreed to settle the violation and paid $70,000 on March 16, 2006.


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