ENERGY STAR Removed from 21 LG Refrigerator Models
On January 20, 2010, 21 LG Electronics refrigerator models, including some under the Sears Kenmore brand, were removed from the ENERGY STAR Qualifying Product List. The ENERGY STAR label is to be removed from these refrigerator models because they failed to meet ENERGY STAR Program requirements. EPA has removed these products from the list of Qualifying Products on energystar.gov.
LG has set up a toll-free number for customers with specific questions on this issue: 1-888-326-8626.
LG has committed to removing the ENERGY STAR label from their affected models by March 5, 2010. LG has removed references to ENERGY STAR from LG advertising and the website featuring the affected models. They are working with retailers to remove the label from stores and warehouses that sell these products. As of February 22, 2010, LG has managed the removal of labels on affected models at all national accounts and warehouses and is working with smaller distributors over the next two weeks to finish removing the label from those stores. EPA is in the process of verifying these actions through random store visits.
- EPA letter to Utility, Energy Efficiency Program Sponsor, and Retailers – January 20, 2010 (PDF, 28KB), which contains the list of affected models
- DOE Press Release – January 19, 2010
- DOE Press Release – December 7, 2009