General Electric Waited too Long on Burn Hazard Report

General Electric Waited too Long on Burn Hazard Report

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that General Electric will pay a $3.5 million civil penalty for the knowing failure to report defects concerning two models of its freestanding dual-fuel ranges and dishwashers. The ranges and dishwashers pose as a fire and burn hazard. In violation of federal law, GE waited for months before reporting the potential hazards stemming from the products to the CPSC. In addition to paying the $3.5 million civil penalty, General Electric has agreed that GE Appliances will maintain a compliance program with the reporting requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act. [2/27/15]

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