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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Defective Dishwashers

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced… that the General Electric Co. (GE), of Fairfield, Conn., has agreed to pay the Government a $1 million civil penalty… The fine settles allegations that GE knowingly failed to report to CPSC in a timely manner a defect with certain models of dishwashers. Under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA, 15 USC §§ 2075, et. seq.), manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers must immediately report information about potentially hazardous products to the Commission.”

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
CPSC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine
8/8/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $1,000,000
Further Information Released
Consumer Product Safety Commission News Release 10/7/2006
Settlement Agreement 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database