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District Attorney’s Offices in Yolo, Placer, San Joaquin and Riverside counties alleged that oversized containers for some of Lebanon Seaboard’s Preen garden products misled consumers into thinking they were purchasing more of the product than they received.
District Attorney’s Offices in Yolo, Placer, San Joaquin and Riverside counties alleged that oversized containers for some of Lebanon Seaboard’s Preen garden products misled consumers into thinking they were purchasing more of the product than they received. Yolo County District Attorney’s Office

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office, along with district attorneys in Placer, San Joaquin and Riverside counties, announced a settlement in a civil case involving misleading product packaging.

The prosecutors in a civil complaint alleged that Lebanon Seaboard packaged some of its Preen garden products in oversized containers that could lead consumers to think they were purchasing more of the product than they received, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Without admitting wrongdoing, Lebanon Seaboard agreed to improve its packaging practices and to pay $175,000 in costs and penalties, the news release said. The settlement was approved April 20 by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Samuel T. McAdam.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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