Technical Chemical Company Case Settles for $31,500

This page last reviewed July 5, 2012

Between December 2008 and May 2009, Technical Chemical Company manufactured for O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. the O’Reilly Carb & Choke Cleaner that contained VOCs in excess of the 45% limit for Carburetor Cleaners in California. The product was not intended for sale in California; however, approximately 3.4 tons of excess emissions resulted from the violation. Since both Technical Chemical Company and O’Reilly Automotive were culpable for the violation, the case split between the two parties. The Technical Chemical Company portion of the case was settled on June 19, 2012 for $31,500.