I think people confuse this section for cord and plug connected equipment with total permissible circuit load, which is found in 210.24.
IMO if a plug fits the receptacle the load is OK. For instance, how can a 1500 watt heater, or an 1875 watt hair dryer legally come with a 15A plug since 210.23(A)(1) deems it illegal? The wattage ratings are either skewed, or they have some sort of "by" with regard to the code.210.23 Permissible Loads.
(1) Cord-and-Plug-Connected Equipment Not Fastened in Place. The rating of any one cord-and-plug-connected utilization equipment not fastened in place shall not exceed 80 percent of the branch-circuit ampere rating.