(USA) Amazon to pay $1.5 million to settle California plastics complaint

Annie Sciacca | Mercury News | 01/08/2018

OAKLAND — Amazon has agreed to pay more than $1.5 million to settle a consumer protection action that alleged that the company misled customers about plastic products, according to an announcement Wednesday from Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.

O’Malley, along with 22 other district attorneys in California, alleged that Amazon sold products using misleading assertions that the plastics were “biodegradable” and “similar claims,” according to a news release from O’Malley’s office.