October 18, 2011
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Haier America Trading, L.L.C. finding that model number HNCM070, a chest freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Haier must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Haier distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Haier must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Haier distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.