Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Minnesota company fined for selling gun care product with high VOC chemical levels

A Minnesota-based distributor of gun-care products will pay the state of California half a million dollars after one of their products was found to exceed VOC levels.
The product, Casey Gun Scrubber Solvent/ Degreaser exceeded the state’s limits for chemicals known as volatile organic compounds which contribute to the formation of smog. The product was also found to contained trichloroethylene, a toxic air contaminant that is strictly prohibited from use in ‘General Purpose Degreasers’.

The Air Resources Board " vigilant about ensuring that products sold to consumers in California meet the standards for smog-causing chemicals,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden. “It is equally important that the General Purpose Degreasers do not contain toxic chemicals.”
 As part of the settlement, Birchwood also agreed that it would not sell, supply, offer for sale or manufacture for sale in California any items in violation of state standards for consumer products.


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