Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hoover Company Inc.
Penalty: 
$750,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
January 12, 2007
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Hoover Company Inc., of North Canton, Ohio, agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that the company failed to report to CPSC the sale of vacuum cleaners with defective on-off switches that could overheat and cause the vacuum cleaner to catch fire.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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