Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sears Holdings Management Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Sears
Penalty: 
$50,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
August 6, 2008
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Nine firms agreed to pay a total of $355,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that they knowingly failed to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that their children's hooded sweatshirts, jackets, or sweaters were sold with drawstrings at the hood and neck and thus posed a strangulation hazard.

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: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-department stores
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Parent company note: 
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