Originally Posted by PQIA on May 19, 2014
While Everclear motor oils and transmission fluids remains on the shelves in Ohio, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services took clear and decisive action in December 2013 to get these products off the shelves in their State. They did so by issuing Stop-Sale Orders for Everclear 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 motor oil. In addition, Everclear Automatic Transmission Fluid was also pulled from sale for failure to meet any recognized specifications.
So Why Doesn’t the State of Ohio take action to protect its citizens from these products?
PQIA opened communications with the Federal Trade Commission office in Cleveland Ohio early in 2011 regarding Everclear motor oils and other motor oils with serious deficiencies that are sold in the State. Whereas the Ohio FTC office expressed concerns about the issue, they are reportedly “resource constrained” and, sadly, declined to take action. Although PQIA appreciates the Ohio FTC office’s comments suggesting that action might be taken in the future, PQIA remains very concerned that automobile engines and transmissions will be damaged while consumers wait.