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December 17, 2020

Posted  December 17, 2020

Retailer Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., which hires contractors to perform home renovations for Home Depot customers across the country, will pay $20.75 million as a penalty under the Toxic Substances Control Act to resolve allegations that the company failed to ensure that those contractors took adhered to lead paint safety requirements.  In addition to the penalty, Home Depot agreed in a consent decree to implement a compliance program to ensure that the firms and contractors it hires to perform work are certified and trained to use lead-safe work practices to avoid spreading lead dust and paint chips during home renovation activities.  DOJ

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