Pep Boys settlement brings lawn mower discounts


The Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack -- may not be quite as cheerful today after their company reached a final agreement to pay $5 million to settle Justice Department claims they illegally imported 241,000 motorcycles, ATVs and generators from China that didn't comply with U.S. pollution control rules.

It could make some consumers who need lawnmowers happy. Pep Boy agreed as part of the settlement to offer a program to trade old polluting gas lawn mowers for newer mowers, both push mowers and ones with engines that meet tougher pollution standards.

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