December 5, 2012
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Simkar Corporation finding that magnetic probe-start and pulse-start basic models of metal halide lamp fixtures do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on Simkar's own testing. Simkar must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Simkar distributed the noncompliant products that the products do not meet Federal standards. In addition, Simkar must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Simkar distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.