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15 phony products win Energy Star label

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http://www.startribune.com/business/89277157.html

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/government-investigation-faults-energy-star-rating/story?id=10213726

Gas-Powered Alarm Clock

Product description indicated the clock is the size of a small generator and is powered by gasoline.

Product was approved by Energy Star without a review of the company Web site or questions of the claimed efficiencies.

see PDF page # 12 & 13 

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10470.pdf

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  1. Consumers who purchase product would be eligible for some state rebate programs.
  2. Product was not submitted with required UL safety standard file number.
  3. Web site did not include required product disclaimer.
  4. Product image on Web site was a space heater with a feather duster and fly strips attached.
  5. Product was approved in 11 days and listed on the Energy Star Web site. 

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OMG, these are classic! As our friend, Moostafa, might say, "You could not make this shi'it up!"

Gasoline-powered alarm clock-- I wish *I* thought of that! Dammit, I'm gonna use it a post. Domo, Reg!

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Reminds me of the countertop dishwasher, which required no electricity at all, just hook the fill hose to the sink and it sprays water on the dishes and you can still use hand dishwashing detergent in it, and you have to drain it manually.

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[user=19296]Scottthewolf[/user] wrote:

Reminds me of the countertop dishwasher, which required no electricity at all, just hook the fill hose to the sink and it sprays water on the dishes and you can still use hand dishwashing detergent in it, and you have to drain it manually.

aahh, yes.... I think that was an ArmStrong

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well at least that program is just about energy usage

we have a abused useless program up here in canada, the gun registry

On March 1, 2002, Brian Buckley of Manitoba was issued with a Registration Certificate for his Black & Decker/Weller, 110 Volt AC soldering gun.  The gurus in the gun registry identified it as a “Non-Restricted” firearm and gave it a “Firearm Identification Number”. 

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[user=20728]BrntToast[/user] wrote:

... we have a abused useless program up here in canada, the gun registry ..

is that like the AKC dog registry or Profesional Wrestling ?

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How about the registered sex ofenders?

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They get full pardons up here ! it was just announced in the media that a Junior Hockey coach who was accused of, and plead guilty to; sexual offences directed toward young players in his care; was granted a full pardon for his offences! Presently, his whereabouts are unknown, one can only hope he will surface somewhere that does not support a gun registry, and meet proper justice

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