The North Face Could Be Hit With $1M EPA Fine

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 7:32 PM EDT) -- VF Corp., owner of The North Face brand of clothing and apparel, faces approximately $1 million in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for selling shoes containing an unregistered pesticide and making unfounded claims regarding the footwear's health benefits.

On Tuesday, the EPA announced that it had lodged a complaint at its Region 9 office in San Francisco alleging that VF committed numerous violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act when marketing more than 70 styles of North Face shoes laden with an...
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