August 28, 2017
DOE ordered Electrolux Professional, Inc. to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Electrolux had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Electrolux.
DOE alleged in a July 28, 2017 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Electrolux failed to certify certain basic models of commercial refrigeration equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that each basic model of its products has been tested and meets applicable energy conservation standards. This civil penalty notice advised the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.