Dorcy International, Inc. Case Settles for $27,500

Sacramento CA (9/27/2019) – Dorcy International, Inc. (Dorcy), is a Columbus, Ohio, based company that manufactures rechargeable flashlights and lanterns. Dorcy sold or offered for sale rechargeable flashlights and lanterns in California, from July 2016 to August 2018.

This case was the result of an investigation performed by California Energy Commission (CEC) staff. CEC’s investigation and testing process identified that Dorcy was manufacturing and offering for sale rechargeable flashlights and lanterns containing a small battery charger system that did not meet the efficiency standard, failed the marking requirement, and was not certified to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS).

To settle this matter, Dorcy executed a Settlement Agreement with CEC on September 26, 2019, for $27,500.00. The penalty monies are deposited into the Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Subaccount established by SB 454 of 2011 (Pavley). Dorcy has also agreed to a compliance plan to redesign the noncompliant model to meet the efficiency standard, add the appropriate marking, and test and certify all models to MAEDbS before continuing to sell in California.