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Energy Star Class Action Lawsuit

This Alert Affects:

Consumers who purchased certain appliances carrying the "Energy Star" efficiency rating.

Damages
If these manufacturers sold their appliances under the Energy Star label without meeting the requirements of the program, consumers will have paid a higher up-front price for a standard model without receiving any of the promised savings in their utility bills. Consumers may have legal recourse to seek compensation for these economic losses through an Energy Star class action lawsuit.
Company(ies)
Nigel B. Design, Inc., Thermo Products LLC, Equator Appliances, Perlick, ASKO, Electrolux, Frigidaire, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sears/Kenmore, KitchenAid, Summit Appliances, Friedrich, Midea USA Inc., National HVAC
Additional Details
Energy Star appliances are typically required to use 10% to 35% less energy than standard models. They are sold at a higher premium, based on the promise of reduced energy and water bills which will eventually generate enough savings to compensate the consumer for paying a higher up-front price for their appliance.

Consumers who purchased any of the following appliances may be able to participate in a potential Energy Star class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. It is believed that these appliances have been sold under the Energy Star label, but do not actually qualify for this energy efficiency rating. As a result, consumers will have paid a higher-up front price for these appliances, followed by higher energy bills, according to allegations.

Product Organization Model Number
Audio/Video Nigel B. Design NB-50050; NB-50050PL; NB-50090; NB-50090PL; NB-70050; NB-70050PL; NB-70090; NB-70090PL
Central Air Conditioner Equipment and Air Source Heat Thermo Products, LLC OPB24-80
Clothes Washers Equator Appliances EZ 3720 CEE
Commercial Refrigerators Perlick HP48RO-S
Dishwashers ASKO D5122ADA; D5122XXLB; D5122XXLS; D5122XXLW; D5122XXLAD
Refrigerators and Freezers Electrolux FFTR1817L; EW26SS70I
Refrigerators and Freezers Frigidaire FFN09M5HW
Refrigerators and Freezers LG Electronics LFX21975ST; LFX25975SB; LFX25975ST; LFX25975SW; LFX28977SB; LFX28977ST; LFX28977SW; LMX25985SB; LMX25985ST; LMX25985SW; FFTR1817L
Refrigerators and Freezers Perlick HP72R00-S
Refrigerators and Freezers Samsung RF26VAB
Refrigerators and Freezers Sears/Kenmore 79732; 79733; 79737; 79752; 79753; 79754; 79757; 79759; 79782; 79783; 79789
Refrigerators and Freezers KitchenAid KSRG25FVMS; KSRS25RV
Refrigerators and Freezers Summit Appliances CF11ES
Room Air Conditioners Electrolux FRA256ST2
Room Air Conditioners Friedrich US10C30; CP15F10; US12C10
Room Air Conditioners Midea USA Inc. MWF08CR
Ventilating Fans National HVAC Zonex GM-80

Energy Star Class Action Lawsuit

Energy Star is a joint government program which aims to save consumers money and help the environment through the use of energy efficient products. Appliances which qualify for the Energy Star program are typically required to use 10% to 35% less energy than standard models. Because they can help save energy and result in lower utility bills, they are generally sold at higher prices than standard models. If a manufacturer sold these appliances under the Energy Star label when they, in fact, did not qualify, consumers may have legal recourse to seek compensation through a class action lawsuit.

Potentially, an Energy Star class action lawsuit could allege that consumers were financially damaged by purchasing these appliances. In believing these products qualified for the Energy Star program, they will have paid a higher up-front price for their appliance without receiving the benefit of lower utility bills. Based on these allegations, an Energy star class action lawsuit may be possible for these individuals.

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