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DOE Reaches $1.9M Settlement

September 30, 2013 - 3:19pm

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The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. for $1,927,097.  Ningbo Hicon is a Chinese company that manufactures consumer refrigeration products for a variety of private labelers.  Ningbo Hicon agreed to the settlement after manufacturing and distributing chest freezers that consumed about 30% more energy than permitted under the appliance energy conservation standards.  This settlement reflects the second largest penalty since the enforcement office was created in 2010.

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