CARB fines exhaust makers Bassani, Danmoto

Publish Date: 
May 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Air Resources Board recently fined exhaust makers Danmoto Motorcycle Accessories and Bassani Manufacturing for selling or marketing emissions-related parts not approved by the board.

Danmoto has agreed to pay $6,800 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and implement a safety plan to prevent future violations. Danmoto has offices in both Nevada and China.

California-based Bassani will pay a civil penalty of $3,000, which was applied to 12 nonexempt exhaust systems at an approximate rate of $250 per unit.

In both cases, the companies failed to obtain CARB Executive Orders that exempt emissions-related parts from California’s anti-tampering laws.

CARB has increased enforcement of anti-tampering laws recently among exhaust makers. In April, the board slapped Akrapovic America with a fine of $88,000. In January, Vance & Hines settled with the board to pay a penalty of $500,000 related to 2,000 parts.  

Posted by Arlo Redwine