Matthews-based Family Dollar paid a $602,438 fine for selling improperly labeled bleach, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
The fine was imposed for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The problem with the bleach stemmed from labels that didnt match federally required labels.
The labels for the bleach products were not identical to the EPA approved label, the agency said in a statement.
The fines stem from a 2011 investigation, the EPA said. The products in question were Family Dollar Bleach in 96- and 174-ounce sizes. The bleach was manufactured by a private-brand supplier.
Family Dollar worked with its suppliers to resolve the labeling issues, the EPA said.
The EPAs action was not related to the safety or efficacy of the product itself, but rather focused on product labeling regulations, said Family Dollar spokeswoman Bryn Winburn, in a statement.
Our supplier made the appropriate revisions to the bleach labels, she wrote. Family Dollar was pleased that these issues could be resolved amicably.
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