VOC GUIDE

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND GUIDE

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What Are VOCs

The acronym VOC stands for “Volatile Organic Compound”. In general, VOCs are chemicals that contain carbon and evaporate at room temperature and pressure. The term includes all sorts of common solvents as well as gases (e.g. mineral spirits, xylene, propane).

Why Are We Concerned About VOCs?

VOCs evaporate and can chemically react with car emissions and other pollutants to form ground-level ozone (i.e. smog). Ozone is a reactive molecule that can impact the lungs. Therefore, smog can contributes to respiratory problems such as asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis.

How Are VOCs Regulated?

VOCs can be regulated by various levels of the government: federal, state and local. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established ‘safe’ levels of ground-level ozone and developed air quality standards to ensure compliance. In order to meet EPA’s standards, several states adopted regulations that limit the amount of VOCs in consumer products by product type and category. These regulations are generally referred to as the Consumer Product Regulations.  The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) has developed Model Rules for Consumer Products that member states can use a guide to promulgate their own Consumer Product Regulations. Over the years, the Consumer Product Regulations have been updated to include more product categories and reduce the VOC limits imposed on existing product categories. These updates, since they take place at the state not federal level, have resulted in a patchwork quilt of regulations. Each state’s rules are similar but not identical. States that have adopted Consumer Product Regulations include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah and Virginia. The Consumer Product Regulations restrict the SALE OF certain products while local rules generally restrict the USE OF products in certain applications. Also, the Consumer Product Regulations do not regulate industrial products (those used in the manufacturing process) while local rules typically cover any product if it is used in a particular application. This requires the end-user to make informed decisions about which products are compliant for their particular use. 

What is the Distributor’s Responsibility?

When the sale of a product is regulated, the distributor is responsible for selling VOC compliant products in affected states and ensuring that products labeled “Not for Sale” or “Scan QR code for applicable VOC/State Restrictions” are sold exclusively to customers outside of the regulated state. Enforcement action, including fines, could be taken against a distributor that fails to comply with sales restrictions.

VOC List

The following spreadsheet discusses the compliance status of affected Wynn’s® products with regard to Consumer Product Regulations adopted by various states.

Part # Description Restriction Replacement Part # Replacement Description

ZW62903

NON-CHLORINATED BRAKE CLEANER

NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

ZW62714

LOW VOC BRAKE & PARTS CLEANER

ZWK10021

SMART BLEED DOT 3 BRAKE SERVICE KIT (53052A/62903)

ZW62903 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

N/A

ZWK10039

SMART BLEED DOT 4 BRAKE SERVICE KIT (35401A/62903)

ZW62903 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

N/A

ZWK10105

BRAKE SQUEAK SERVICE KIT (62903/63501)

ZW62903 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

N/A

ZW63101

CARB & PARTS CLEANER

NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

N/A

ZW80608

VISCOTENE™ 10.5OZ

NOT FOR SALE IN: CA; Canada

N/A

ZW58006

ADVANCED AIR INTAKE & THROTTLE BODY CLEANER

NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

ZW58001

THROTTLE BODY CLEANER

ZW40201

AIR INTAKE/INDUCTION FOAM

NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada; without use of proper application tools

N/A

Can be used with tool

ZWK10409

TITANIUM FOAMING INTAKE SERVICE KIT (40201/58001/67104B)

ZW40201 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada; without use of proper application tools

N/A

Can be used with tool

ZWK10410

PREMIUM FOAMING INTAKE SERVICE KIT  (40201/58001)

ZW40201 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada; without use of proper application tools

N/A

Can be used with tool

ZWK20410

GASOLINE TURBO INDUCTION KIT (21601/40201)

ZW40201 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada; without use of proper application tools

N/A

Can be used with tool

ZWK20375

PREMIUM INDUCTION SERVICE KIT (58006/65221A/68917)

ZW58006 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

ZWK10107

TITANIUM LOW VOC INDUCTION SERVICE KIT (58001/67104B/68917)

ZWK20104

TITANIUM INDUCTION SERVICE KIT (58006/67104B/68917)

ZW58006 NOT FOR SALE IN: CA, CO, CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, UT; Canada

ZWK10107

TITANIUM LOW VOC INDUCTION SERVICE KIT (58001/67104B/68917)

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