Both Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. and Weaver Construction and Roofing Inc. were assessed willful violation by OSHA.
Robert Lytle of Rapid City, S.D., marketed the QLaser devices with labeling claims they could be used for treating conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes. "Although two of the devices are cleared for providing temporary relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the hand, none of the devices have been cleared by the FDA or otherwise approved to treat any other medical conditions," according to DOJ.
Ambrosia Fragrance of Piscataway, N.J., has been fined more than $67,000 by the agency.
OSHA issued eight serious citations to TIMET for the incident.
The Enforcement Weighting System values routine inspections as one Enforcement Unit and more complex categories at up to eight Enforcement Units. The values were set based on historical data, according to the administrator.
The announcement came Sept. 23 after a high-level meeting between FBI Director James Comey and Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock in Lyon, France.