Sports Illustrated on selling defective synthetic turf
This month, NJ Advance Media released the results of its six-month investigation of a company called FieldTurf which, between 2006 and ’12, peddled artificial playing surfaces made of something called DuraSpine to school districts and parks commissions. These things cost somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 apiece, and a great deal of the money came from the taxpayers of various municipalities. And the fields themselves wound up having the basic durability of mashed potatoes. Further, the investigation revealed that the company knew they were selling a defective product and kept, well, selling it.