Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Reckitt Benckiser
Penalty: 
$305,999
Year: 
2008
Date: 
December 19, 2008
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Reckitt Benckiser, producer of Mucinex, agreed to pay more than $300,000 to the District Attorneys of Los Angeles, Sacramento and Shasta counties to resolve allegations it engaged in misleading packaging practices.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
household and personal care products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
personal care products
Source of Data: 

Mucinex maker coughs up $300K to settle case, Sacramento Business Journal, December 19, 2008 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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