Hitachi Refrigerator Models: R-VG475PT5GWH, R-VG475PT5GBK, R-VG475PT5GGR, R-V475PT5STS, R-V475PT5SLS & R-V475PT5INX
Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd (“Hitachi”) has entered into an undertaking with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (‘Department’) in relation to Hitachi Refrigerator Models R-VG475PT5GWH, R-VG475PT5GBK, R-VG475PT5GGR, R-V475PT5STS, R-V475PT5SLS & R-V475PT5INX, where the projected annual energy consumption of the refrigerators were found to exceed the declared annual energy consumption of 326kWh/annum.
The effect of the above finding is that the refrigerator may use more electricity than would be the case if the product met the rated values stated on the energy rating label and registration under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act.
The Department has assessed and determined that Hitachi will provide purchasers of the Hitachi Refrigerator model series R-V475PT5 and R-VG475PT5 with a one-off compensation rebate of $174 (One Hundred and Seventy Four dollars) which is based on the Department’s estimate of the potential difference in operating costs over the course of the affected models life.
- Check the model number of your Hitachi refrigerator by following the instructions on the Check Your Appliance tab above.
- If you are in possession of an affected model, please register online to claim the rebate at the “Register Here” tab above and complete the online form. To receive your rebate, we will require you to enter your full name, postal address, email, phone number and serial number of your Hitachi Refrigerator.
Affected Refrigerator Models: R-VG475PT5GWH, R-VG475PT5GBK, R-VG475PT5GGR, R-V475PT5STS, R-V475PT5SLS & R-V475PT5INX