Kibi USA Case Settles for $12,000

Sacramento CA (11/23/2021) – Kibi USA (Kibi) is a Kearny, New Jersey, based company that manufactures plumbing fittings. Kibi sold or offered for sale kitchen and lavatory faucets in California, from August 2019 to June 2021.

This case was the result of an investigation performed by California Energy Commission (CEC) staff. CEC’s investigation and testing process identified that Kibi was manufacturing and offering for sale kitchen and lavatory faucets that failed the marking requirement and were not certified to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS).

To settle this matter, Kibi executed a Settlement Agreement with CEC on November 9, 2021, for $12,000.00. The penalty monies are deposited into the Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Subaccount established by SB 454 of 2011 (Pavley). Kibi has also agreed to a compliance plan to add the appropriate marking and certify all models to MAEDbS before continuing to sell in California.