ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA is offering consumers an accelerated payment under the energy compensation offer related to certain LG-manufactured "French Door" refrigerators purchased prior to November 2008.
Under a program established in 2008 with the U.S. Department of Energy, LG has been making annual cash payments to owners of certain French Door refrigerators with ice and water dispensers in the door.* Based on a clarification of DOE test procedures after the affected models were first marketed, these payments are intended to offset a portion of future energy use over the anticipated life of the product.
For the past six years, LG has issued checks to all participating consumers. For the remaining term of this offer, LG will now make a one-time lump-sum payment to consumers registered for this benefit, and each individual consumer will actually receive more than what was originally anticipated. In fact, in addition to providing consumers a larger, undiscounted, more useful sum, LG will increase the fund calculated to cover the remaining years by approximately $500,000.
Consumers already receiving checks don't have to re-register to receive their lump-sum final payment. Those with affected models who have not registered for this benefit may still register to participate until Dec. 6, 2016. Consumers can get a list of the participating models and other information on this offer by mail or by calling a special hotline (1-888-848-1266) or online at www.LGrefrigeratoroffer.com.
LG Electronics, a proud 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, is a leading provider of energy efficient home appliances and consumer electronics products in the United States. The majority of LG's 2015 refrigerators are ENERGY STAR certified.
* The affected models include LG-brand refrigerators as well as Kenmore-brand refrigerators manufactured by LG Electronics. The primary LG model numbers are LFX25950, LFX25960, LFX25971, LFX23961, LFX21960, LFX21971, LFX21980, LFX25980, LMX21981, and LMX25981, plus derivative models that differ only in color or finish. The affected Kenmore models are French Door models with ice and water dispensing through the door, generally branded as "TRIO" and having model numbers starting with 795.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. www.lg.com.
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