Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$750,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 25, 2003
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $750,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed in May 2001 by the Justice Department, on behalf of CPSC, in which the government charged the retailer with failing to report safety hazards associated with home exercise equipment.

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: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.