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 Posted: Sat Mar 27th, 2010 12:28 am
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http://www.startribune.com/business/89277157.html

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/government-investigation-faults-energy-star-rating/story?id=10213726

Gas-Powered Alarm Clock

Product description indicated the clock is the size of a small generator and is powered by gasoline.

Product was approved by Energy Star without a review of the company Web site or questions of the claimed efficiencies.


see PDF page # 12 & 13 

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10470.pdf





Room Air Cleaner—EPA

  1. Consumers who purchase product would be eligible for some state rebate programs.
  2. Product was not submitted with required UL safety standard file number.
  3. Web site did not include required product disclaimer.
  4. Product image on Web site was a space heater with a feather duster and fly strips attached.
  5. Product was approved in 11 days and listed on the Energy Star Web site. 

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