Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Spectrum Brands Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Spectrum Brands Holdings
Penalty: 
$1,900,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
October 4, 2017
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

A federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, ordered Spectrum Brands Inc., a large consumer products distributor, to pay $1.9 million in civil penalties for failing to timely report dangerously defective Black & Decker SpaceMaker coffee carafes and for continuing to distribute the carafes following a recall.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Wisconsin
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
housewares and home furnishings
Specific Industry of Parent: 
hardware
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Parent company note: 
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