Energy Star Appliances Investigation
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims by consumers who purchased appliances that were falsely designated as compliant with Energy Star requirements. An appliance bearing an Energy Star sticker commands a premium price because, among other things, it should save the consumer money on their electric or water bills in the long run by being energy efficient, justifying the higher upfront cost. By purchasing appliances that pass off as Energy Star certified, but aren’t in actuality, consumers are damaged in two ways: first, by paying a higher price for the appliance; and second, by paying higher water and electric bills than they otherwise would have, had their appliance been as efficient as advertised.
In 2010, the Government Accountability Office found 15 products to be in violation of Energy Star requirements, establishing a precedent for caution. Consumers should be able to trust the advertised economic benefits of a product, especially if the product is more expensive than competitor products. Using a label to unjustifiably command a higher price is consumer fraud.
Have you purchased a product that was falsely advertised as Energy Star compliant?
If you purchased an appliance, an electronic or lighting product that displayed an Energy Star sticker but didn’t comply with Energy Star requirements, we would like to speak with you. Complete the contact form on this page or give us a call at (202) 470-3520.
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