October 5, 2011
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Midea America Corporation finding that basic model number HS-390C, a chest freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Midea must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Midea distributed the noncompliant product that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Midea must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Midea distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.