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Attorney General in New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against
referring to The Attorney General in New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Dollar General for false advertising, unfair trade practices and environmental public nuisance.
The attorney general’s office believes Dollar General removed the obsolete motor oil from its shelves nation wide in February of this year.
According to the complaint filed by the Attorney General Balderas, Dollar General had been selling two store brand motor oils which misled customers into believing the product would work on modern engines.
We reached out to Dollar General who said they have not received the lawsuit but issued this statement regarding its products.
The Attorney General’s Office is asking the court to order Dollar General to pay investigative fees, and to establish a state approved program that notifies consumers about the potential damage, and to inspect and repair any engines.
Dollar General has 87 stores across New Mexico
Dollar General has 87 stores across New Mexico, including in rural and suburban communities, many of which are lower income.
Use of this obsolete motor oil in modern engines can cause engine damage.
Dollar General’s DG SAE-30 motor oil product is manufactured to the API Service Category “SA” specification, which is not suitable for motor vehicles manufactured after 1930.
Attorney General Hector BalderasAG News:ALBUQUERQUE ― Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) filed a lawsuit Monday night against national discount retail chain Dollar General for false advertising, unfair trade practices, and environmental public nuisance for the sale of obsolete motor oil in New Mexico stores from 2010 until February of this year.
By doing so, Dollar General has caused an increase of ambient concentrations of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and other possible carcinogens, each of which has been linked to adverse human health and environmental impacts.