Illegal disposals by chain alleged
A preliminary injunction against Target Corp. alleges that the retail chain illegally disposed of hazardous consumer products that were returned or damaged, Los Angeles and state prosecutors said Monday.
Investigators said they found in January 2008 that 5,000 pounds of products that could not be sold were sent by L.A.-area stores to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. According to investigators, the shipments included “damaged, leaking, unusable items with flammable, toxic and corrosive properties.”
Company officials could not be reached for comment.