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DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify

August 27, 2012 - 1:07pm

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The Office of Enforcement recently settled enforcement actions against ten companies for failure to submit the required certification that products comply with the federal energy conservation standards.  Several companies were subject to higher penalties due to a history of noncompliance with the certification regulations.

Danby Products, Inc., failed to certify at least three basic models of residential refrigerators and freezers, as required by DOE regulations.  On July 9, 2012, DOE issued an order assessing a $9,900 civil penalty for these violations.

ASKO Appliances, Inc., failed to certify at least five basic models of dishwashers and residential clothes washers.  On July 20, 2012, DOE issued an order assessing a $36,500 civil penalty for these violations.

Sunpentown International Inc. failed to certify at least four basic models of room air conditioners.  On August 2, 2012, DOE issued an order assessing a $12,160 civil penalty for these violations.

Haier America Trading, LLC (“Haier”) failed to certify seven basic models of residential clothes dryers.  On June 12, 2012, DOE issued an order assessing a $20,000 civil penalty for these violations.

DOE assessed an $8,000 civil penalty against two companies, International Refrigeration Products and Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P., for failure to submit the required certification reports for their room air conditioners.

DOE assessed a $6,500 civil penalty to four companies.  Electrolux North America (“Electrolux”) failed to submit a certification report for dishwasher basic model EIDW 6305***.  Almo (refrigerators) and Paragon (refrigerators) each failed to submit a certification report for at least one basic model of refrigerator that they import into the U.S.  Manitowoc (walk-in coolers and freezers) also failed to submit a certification report for its products.

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