A company is offering to pay a $1.5 million fine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help cover the costs of helping consumers recover refrigerant that they could not use after an FDA investigation found it was unsafe to use.
The fine is the largest ever levied against a U. S. company for safety-related fraud, according to a statement from the agency on Monday.
The company will pay $10,000 for each violation and will receive a $500,000 federal grant.
It will also submit a report on the process to help the FDA determine if the company can recover the costs and that the company should be allowed to continue to operate.
The company is not named in the statement.
The FDA said it’s not sure if the fine is intended to help consumers recover damaged refrigerant.
The agency said it had asked the company to share information on the investigation and other information with the agency.
The Associated Press reported that the FDA said that since January 1, the company has been conducting more than 500 voluntary inspections, which were part of an investigation that found it violated federal regulations on refrigerant safety.
The agency said in the FDA statement that it also would require the company not to use the product in any way that would compromise its ability to comply with federal regulations.
The FDA said its investigations also found that the use of the product violated state law.
The suspension of the use and sale of the refrigerant has not stopped the company from seeking a new license to sell it.
In February, a U-Haul truck carrying about 2,000 pounds of refrigerant was pulled over by a California sheriff’s deputy, who said it appeared that the truck had failed to meet federal safety regulations.
The U-haul company agreed to pay $1,000 to settle the allegations.