On Oct. 29, the Department of Justice announced a $91 million resolution to a Chinese appliance manufacturer’s criminal charges regarding the company’s failure to notify the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of millions of faulty and potentially flammable dehumidifiers it sold to U.S. consumers.

Gree Electric Appliances Inc. is a global appliance manufacturer headquartered in Zhuhai, China. Gree Zhuhai and Hong Kong Gree Electric Appliances Sales Co. Ltd., known as Gree Hong Kong, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in connection with a criminal information filed Oct. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The criminal information filed charges the companies with one felony count under the CPSA of willfully failing to report consumer product safety information to the CPSC.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]