Best Buy fined for selling recalled products

Best Buy has agreed to pay a $3.8 million civil penalty for selling recalled products.

The agreement settles charges that the electronics company sold 16 recalled products from 2010 through 2015. Federal law prohibits the sale of products that the Consumer Products Safety Commission lists as recalled.

Authorities said that Best Buy continued to sell the recalled items even after telling the CPSC that it had taken steps to reduce the risk of sales of recalled products.

In that five-year period, Best Buy sold about 600 recalled items, including more than 400 Canon cameras, to consumers.

The recalled products included:

  • Toshiba Satellite Notebook Computers, recalled on September 2, 2010;
  • iSi North America Twist ‘n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems, recalled on July 5, 2012;
  • LG Electronics Gas Dryers, recalled on August 21, 2012; 
  • GE Dishwashers, recalled on August 9, 2012; 
  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras, recalled on August 14, 2012; 
  • GE Profile Front Load Washers, recalled on October 3, 2012; 
  • Sauder Woodworking Gruga Office Chairs, recalled on November 7, 2012;
  • LG Electronics Electric Ranges, recalled on November 8, 2012;
  • LG Electronics Top-Loading Washing Machines, recalled on December 18, 2012; 
  • Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converters, recalled on February 12, 2013;
  • Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers, recalled on March 28, 2013;
  • Gree Dehumidifiers, recalled on September 12, 2013;
  • Frigidaire Professional Blenders, recalled on September 19, 2013;
  • Schneider Electric APC Surge Arrest Surge Protectors, recalled on October 3, 2013;
  • Coby 32-inch Flat Screen Televisions, recalled on December 12, 2013; and 
  • Whirlpool Jenn-Air Wall Ovens, recalled on July 29, 2015.

Best Buy did not admit to any wrong doing in paying the penalty.