November 26, 2012
DOE issued an Amended Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Midea America Corp., Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd., and China Refrigeration Industry Co., Ltd. finding that basic model HD-146F, a refrigerator-freezer, and basic model HS-390C, a freezer, do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on the company's own testing. Midea must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Midea distributed the noncompliant products 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.