It may sound Silly – but…

Posted by admin on November 17th, 2008 filed in Retail Compliance

The EPA recently reached a settlement with Dollar Stores, Inc. for the sale of “Zany String,” which contained R-22 (Freon) which is a Class II ozone depleting substance.  Not only did the settlement cost Dollar 120,000 of their hard earned items, but they also removed 1.6 million cans of the product from their shelves for destruction.  As any retailer who has been involved in the logistics of a recall can tell you, this is a difficult situation.

What could Dollar have done better?  Developing a system to track the components of every product placed on a retail shelf may sound daunting, but several retailers have taken this step and are integrating chemical safety into their procurement process.  Moves are afoot to include this data in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).  Feel free to contact Endeavour to learn more about these efforts.

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