Uncertified Imported Stoves Brazenly Marketed on Craigslist

Alliance for Eco-friendly Heat, December three, 2012 – New Masport wood stoves, produced in New Zealand but neither certified by the EPA nor exempted, have been advertised in the Washington DC location on Craigslist for several several years. A recent picture on Craigslist exhibits a place with several new, boxed Masport wooden stoves for sale:

The Craigslist advertisements have been recently removed, most likely as a end result of EPA enforcement action. Nonetheless, the stoves are even now getting sold according to the individual answering the phone variety in the advertisement. The Masport stoves are marketed for sale at “$ one,500 or ideal offer.”

The entire description of the ad read through: “New Masport Panorama Wood Burning Stove, nevertheless in box, small assembly essential. … This wooden burning stove is a large successful minimal carbon emission. This quality stove fees for in excess of $ 3,000. 3500 sq. ft. heating functionality!!!!!!!!!! … If you have any queries or fascination in buying, make sure you call 703-XXX-XXXX. Shipping obtainable for an further charge!”

If you are aware of someone offering uncertified stoves that have not been accepted as exempt, send it to EPA enforcement at dupree.john@epa.gov.

Update:&nbspDave Wenham, the New Zealand manufacturer of Masport stoves, mentioned the company was “surprised to see one of our products for sale in North America.” He also instructed the Alliance for Inexperienced Heat that the stoves appeared to have been made prior to 1993, but could not confirm no matter whether Masport stoves were sold in the U.S. prior to the 1988 NSPS restrictions.&nbsp &nbsp

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