Several retail stores have had to pull millions of aerosol string-in-a-can products. The GLRC’s Lester Graham reports:
Several retail stores have had to pull millions of aerosol string-in-a-can
products. The GLRC’s Lester Graham reports:
Stores such as Target, Dollar General, American Greetings, Limited Too, and Dollar Tree
were ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pull cans of Zany String,
Crazy String and Party Streamer from their shelves. The products contain banned
hydrochloroflourocarbons. The novelty items were all imported from China or Taiwan.
Adam Kusher is Director of EPA’s Air Enforcement Division:
“All the illegal product has been pulled from the shelves and is being destroyed.”
Hydrochloroflourocarbons or HCFCs deplete the earth’s protective ozone layer. Kushner
says the stores are responsible for making sure the products they import are not banned in
“So, the retailer should, through its contract, insist on verification of the contents of the
All of the stores face civil penalties for selling the illegal products.
For the GLRC, this is Lester Graham.