Tacoma firm settles with Environmental Protection agency after selling wood preservatives with outdated labels
A Tacoma company will pay $35,336 for selling wood-treatment products with outdated warning labels, according to a settlement announced by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Gardner-Fields sold the preservatives to consumers and other companies after buying them from a Tennessee firm, which also was fined, the EPA said this week.
Memphis-based IBM Manufacturing agreed to pay $265,000, after failing to inform Gardner-Fields of label changes required by the EPA, according to the federal agency.
The labels were about 10 years old, and lacked information such as an update of the steps to take in case of emergency contact with the …