Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Briggs & Stratton
Penalty: 
$125,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
June 16, 2008
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

MTD Products, Inc. and Briggs & Stratton Corp. agreed to pay a total of $250,000 to the state plus restitution to customers in settlement of allegations they installed 16 horsepower engines into lawn tractors and falsely labelled them at 18.5 horsepower. The announcement did not indicate how much each company would pay. Here we assume the amount was divided equally between them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Connecticut Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Connecticut
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Wisconsin
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
engines
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Parent company note: 
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