ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 9, 2011)—Parson Adhesives Inc. has settled a lawsuit with independent certification firm NSF International over NSF's allegations of Parson's false certification claims, according to NSF.
Parson is an adhesives distributor based in Rochester Hills, Mich., specializing in adhesives for use in drinking water products, NSF said. At one time, Parson had NSF material safety certification for all its drinking water adhesives. NSF has since dropped those products from certification, but Parson continued to advertise them as NSF-certified despite NSF's repeated warnings to stop, NSF said.
NSF filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and won a permanent injunction against Parson, NSF said. On Aug. 25, Parson settled with NSF.
Founded in 1944, NSF developed the U.S. national public health standards for all chemicals used to treat drinking water and all materials coming into contact with drinking water. In 1988, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted NSF standards as its own, the company said.