Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ross Stores Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Ross Stores
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 5, 2009
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Ross Stores Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $500,000 to resolve CPSC staff allegations that it knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children's hooded sweatshirts it sold had drawstrings at the neck.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-apparel
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Parent company note: 
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