Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. Case Settles for $85,000

This page last reviewed: March 27, 2019

Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. (KSIT) is a Cincinnati, Ohio, based company that manufactures power tools. KSIT sold or offered for sale power tools in California, from February 2013 to July 2018.

This case was the result of an investigation performed by California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff. The Energy Commission's investigation and testing process identified that KSIT was manufacturing and offering for sale power tools containing a small battery charger system that failed the marking requirement and were not certified to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS).

To settle this matter, KSIT executed a Settlement Agreement with the Energy Commission on March 21, 2019, for $85,000.00. The penalty monies are deposited into the Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Subaccount established by SB 454 of 2011 (Pavley). KSIT has also agreed to a compliance plan to add the appropriate marking and certify all models to MAEDbS before continuing to sell in California.