Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
VF Outdoor, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
VF
Penalty: 
$207,500
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 6, 2010
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

San Leandro, Calif.-based VF Outdoor, Inc., will pay $207,500 for allegedly making unsubstantiated public health claims such as providing antimicrobial protection and inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria for more than 60 shoe products it sold a violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The products were sold under The North Face label by VF Outdoor. Products discovered online and evidence found at a North Face retail store in San Francisco led EPA to issue a complaint against VF Outdoor in 2009.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility City: 
San Francisco
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
apparel
Specific Industry of Parent: 
apparel
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Parent company note: 
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