Wurth USA Case Settles for $232,256

This page last reviewed January 26, 2011

Between August 2007 and August 2008, Wurth USA supplied Wurth saBesto HHS 2000 lubricant product that exceeded the 50 percent volatile organic compound (VOC) limit for general purpose lubricants to California. During the course of the investigation Wurth disclosed an additional 42 consumer products that did not meet ARB’s VOC limits and prohibitions on the use of chlorinated toxic air contaminants.  Wurth USA has since stopped selling non-compliant products and reformulated the remainder of their product line.  The Office of Legal Affairs assisted with the protracted negotiations involving the company.  The case was settled on October 11, 2010 for $232,256.