Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Carrier Global Corporation
Penalty: 
$12,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
January 4, 2021
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

A federal judge today ordered Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. to pay a $12 million civil penalty in connection with allegations that the company failed to timely inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission about problems with fire extinguishers manufactured by the company, the Department of Justice announced.

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: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
building materials
Specific Industry of Parent: 
air conditioning equipment
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Parent company note: 
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