$250,000 in Fines Paid by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

This page finalized February 26, 2008


During an inspection in May 2006, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. sold non-complying diesel and kerosene portable fuel containers in California. After an investigation of the violation of the Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts Regulations by ARB's Consumer Products Enforcement Section, a Notice of Violation (NOV) (No: PFC06-08-63) was issued on August 9, 2006. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. did an internal investigation and discovered that they had sold several other types of non-compliant portable fuel containers and spouts. They self-reported the sales information to ARB and the quantities sold were combined with the products included in the NOV. Because this was the fourth NOV issued to the company for violations of the Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts Regulations, the case was pursued under direct supervision of the Office of Legal Affairs. On November 14, 2007, the Executive Officer signed the settlement agreement to conclude this case for $250,000.

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