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Florida Business Owner Charged with Misbranding a Hazardous Material

On August 15, 2018, Jianguo Zhong, owner of Zhong Supply LLC, was charged in U.S. District Court, Orlando, Florida, for illegally introducing a misbranded hazardous material into interstate commerce. 

On April 3, 2017, Zhong offered 5,983 bottles of Coppertone aerosol spray, a hazardous material, to a third-party freight forwarder for shipment to China. Zhong violated shipping regulations by repackaging the material in unmarked containers, relabeling the shipment as lotion and lip balm, and rewrapping the containers with black shrink wrap to disguise the actual contents. 

DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Aviation Administration.