June 26, 2012
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Sears, Roebuck & Co. finding that Kenmore-brand model number 255.19502010 ("19502") and Kenmore-brand model number 255.19702010 ("19702"), compact chest freezers, do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on DOE testing. Sears must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Sears distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Sears must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Sears distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.