Haier, GE Freezers Suck Too Much Power, Buyer Claims

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A California consumer launched a proposed class action against General Electric Co. and Haier America Trading LLC on Tuesday, claiming the companies illegally sell freezers that suck nearly double the energy allowed under federal standards.

San Jose, Calif., resident Christopher Collins accuses GE and Haier of intentionally mislabeling four freezer models — Haier HCM050EC, Haier HNCM070E, Haier HUF205EA and GE FCM7SUWW — as meeting energy consumption standards set by the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act. Haier manufactures all four freezer models, even though one is sold...
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