CARB fines Yamaha $36K for mislabeled ATVs

Publish Date: 
Mar 18, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Yamaha has agreed to pay $36,000 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund in connection with 96 mislabeled ATVs sold in the state.

In November 2010, Yamaha disclosed to the California Air Resources Board that it unintentionally mislabeled the units. After investigating, CARB determined the labels were in violation of the emission control labeling provisions applicable to off-highway recreational vehicles and engines. The violations involved the listing of incorrect manufacture dates and model year designations for various ATV engine families and models.

To resolve the matter, Yamaha agreed this month to pay the penalties. The penalty total for the ATVs was applied at a rate of $375 per unit.

In February, Yamaha agreed to pay $8,625 in penalties to the Air Pollution Control Fund. Yamaha disclosed to CARB in March 2010 that it unintentionally imported and sold 23 generators in the state that did not comply with applicable evaporative emission requirements for small off-road engines. The penalty total was applied at a rate of $375 per unit.

Yamaha settled with California in December for a $2 million penalty related to the improper importation of 2007 off-road vehicles.

Posted by Arlo Redwine