Husqvarna, a Swedish company that makes outdoor power tools, has agreed to settle with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over allegations that it overstated the emission reduction capabilities in certain engine models, according to a consent decree (United States v Husqvarna AB, DDC, 1:17-cv-02597 (lodged December 5 2017) (DDC)).
Husqvarna will pay more than $2.8 million in penalties to the United States for air pollution testing violations from its leaf blowers, trimmers and chainsaws. The fines apply to 1,235 model year 2012 engines, which are sources of nitrogen oxides and other air pollutants. According to the consent decree, Husqvarna has addressed its reporting problems and corrected how it describes the emissions from its engines.
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