Columbia Sportswear Fined for Mislabeling Pesticide-Treated Apparel
Columbia Sportswear sold and distributed mislabeled pesticide-treated clothing in violation of federal pesticide rules, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA found that the clothing labels lacked the required EPA pesticide registration number, a proper ingredient statement, a proper storage and disposal statement, and were missing the statement "It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling." The EPA immediately issued a Stop Sale Order on the products until they could be properly labeled. Columbia Sportswear will pay a fine of $22,880.