For Immediate Release

March 31, 2003
Contact: Christopher White
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to assess a $60,000 civil penalty against Revlon of New York, NY, for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on December 12, 2000, Revlon improperly offered a fiberboard box containing three one- ounce glass containers of perfume, all flammable liquids, to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY, discovered the shipment.

Revlon offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Revlon also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

Revlon has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA’s practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.

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