Saturday, March 27, 2010
Government jobs secure.
This is a gasoline powered alarm clock which has been given the EnergyStar Label by America's EPA. You can read about it here. It was one of more than a dozen other bogus products submitted for approval since last June by Congressional auditors posing as companies. According to a Congressional report it easily secured the label.
Maria Vargas, an official with the EPA, said the approvals did not pose a problem for consumers because the products never existed. Ms. Vargas emphasized that there was “no fraud,” . She said she doubted that many of the 40,000 genuine products with EnergyStar status had been mislabeled.
I don't think I would be satisfied with that. If it were Toyota that had erred so then every device with a EnergyStar Label would be recalled. One law for the government and one for business.