November 5, 2013
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Whirlpool Corporation finding that refrigerator-freezer basic model 8TAR81 does not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Whirlpool must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Whirlpool distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Whirlpool must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Whirlpool distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.