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iRobot $20 Rebate - California Specific? - Deadline 11/19/15

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Source: http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases...ng_nr.html

Requires registration of product(s) by November 19, 2015. http://homesupport.irobot.com/app...2Fregister

Energy Commission Reaches $1 Million Settlement over Robot Vacuums
Also funds energy efficiency workforce development and natural gas infrastructure in schools

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to ensure consumers receive the energy savings expected from household appliances, the California Energy Commission approved an agreement today with iRobot Corporation over robotic vacuum cleaners, including the Roomba. The company was manufacturing and selling appliances that did not meet the Energy Commission’s energy efficiency standard for small battery chargers.

Electric appliances use more than half the electricity consumed in buildings. Standards adopted in 2012 for battery chargers exemplify successful state efforts to reduce power use – saving enough electricity to power nearly 350,000 households annually, or a city roughly the size of Bakersfield. Once these standards are fully implemented, it is estimated California ratepayers will save more than $300 million a year.

iRobot was selling products that were not tested, marked, or certified to the Energy Commission’s standards. The Energy Commission estimates that consumers unsuspectingly wasted more than $1 million in energy costs.

The settlement states that the company will:

Starting December 1, 2015, meet California standards for any newly manufactured products in five product lines – Roomba, Braava, Scooba, Create, and Looj. iRobot will sell products that meet the state’s battery charger standards throughout North America, expanding the reach of California’s energy-saving policies.
Cease direct sale of noncompliant products in California after December 1, 2015. Retailers can sell stock of products manufactured before December 1, 2015.
;Red"] Offer a $20 rebate to California customers who register their products by November 19, 2015. This rebate represents the approximate overpayment for energy consumed by using a noncompliant device.[/COLOR]
Pay $1 million to the Energy Commission for ongoing appliance enforcement efforts.
Designed to help California reduce electricity, gas and/or water use, energy efficiency regulations cover nearly two dozen product categories. To verify that covered products meet the regulations, manufacturers must test the product, submit test data and mark the product with required identifying and energy-consumption information. Once the Energy Commission receives verification that a product meets the requirements, the product is entered in the online, searchable appliance efficiency database. Only products listed in the database may be sold or offered for sale in California. Anyone can report a noncompliant appliance.
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Thanks for the heads up on this. I was needing to register my roomba purchased in September. This provided me the little kick in the butt to get it done before the deadline.

It doesn't state anything beyond that it's $20 per person with a registered product so I'm assuming there's nothing more we need to do nor any claims?

Also, not sure why this received a downvote. Is it supposed to go in a different forum? If not, this is a free $20 for anyone with an unregistered iRobot.
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Thanks for the heads up on this. I was needing to register my roomba purchased in September. This provided me the little kick in the butt to get it done before the deadline.

It doesn't state anything beyond that it's $20 per person with a registered product so I'm assuming there's nothing more we need to do nor any claims?

Also, not sure why this received a downvote. Is it supposed to go in a different forum? If not, this is a free $20 for anyone with an unregistered iRobot.
Yeap I'm figuring they'll contact you. I don't own a Roomba or any iRobot products. I figured someone on here would. Glad I could help.
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$20 per iRobot product, or per household?
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$20 per iRobot product, or per household?
Has to be per item. The intent is to offset the energy savings that were supposed to be realized for the battery charger.

I can't imagine they would limit it to 1 per household.
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$20 per iRobot product, or per household?
$20 per product unit. See II.5.c @ http://www.energy.ca.gov/business...eement.pdf
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$20 per product unit. See II.5.c @ http://www.energy.ca.gov/business...eement.pdf
And only for units purchased between Feb 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015, so a pretty short window, given how long iRobot has been making Roombas.
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And only for units purchased between Feb 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015, so a pretty short window, given how long iRobot has been making Roombas.
I think it's tied to when their battery charger regulations went into effect.
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I received a check a week ago!
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