Peavey Pays $225,000 for Marketing Unauthorized Devices

Peavey Electronics Corporation of Meridian, MS has entered into a consent decree with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), following an investigation into the company’s compliance with FCC rules pertaining to the marketing of electronic devices.

According to a Consent Decree issued in April 2014, a 2011 investigation by the Commission’s Spectrum Enforcement Division determined that certain digital electronic devices manufactured and/or marketed by Peavey did not include labeling consistent with FCC requirements, and that user manuals accompanying some devices did not include required consumer disclosure statements.

As part of a negotiated settlement with the Commission, Peavey has agreed to make a voluntary contribution of $225,000 to the U.S. Treasury. In addition, the company agreed to develop and implement a plan to ensure future compliance with the FCC’s equipment marketing requirements and to establish a compliance training program for employees. Finally, Peavey will be required to file regular compliance reports with the Commission over the next three years.

Read the complete text of the Commission’s Enforcement Order against Peavey Electronics.