Sacramento CA (6/28/2018) – Positec Tool Corporation (Worx) is a Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Texas, based company who manufactures power tools and robotic lawn mowers that contain a small battery charger system (SBCS). Worx sold or offered for power tools and robotic lawn mowers in California, during the time period of February 2013 to November 2017.
This case was a result of a market survey performed by California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff. The Energy Commission’s testing and investigation process identified Worx manufacturing and offering for sale power tools and robotic lawn mowers containing a SBCS that failed the efficiency standard, was not marked properly, and was not certified to the Appliance Efficiency Database (Database).
To settle this matter, Worx executed a Settlement Agreement with the Energy Commission on June 27, 2018, for $151,596.00. The penalty monies are deposited into the Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Subaccount established by SB 454 of 2011 (Pavley). Worx has also agreed to a compliance plan to redesign the robotic mowers to pass the efficiency standard, add the required marking, and test and certify each model before continuing to sell into California.