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Jul 2013

New EU Ecodesign Regulations for Vacuum Cleaners published

On 17, Jul 2013 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The EU Commission has officially published two ecodesign regulations for vacuum cleaners on July 13, 2013: Commission Regulation (EU) No 666/2013 of 8 July 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners, and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 665/2013 of 3 May 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of vacuum cleaners. Both regulations will come into force on August 2, 2013.

In the scope of the two new Regulations No 666/2013 and No 665/2013 are electric mains-operated vacuum cleaners, including hybrid vacuum cleaners. The ecodesign and energy labelling requirements shall apply in two steps – from 1 September 2014, and from September 1, 2017.

According to Regulation No 666/2013, vacuum cleaners have to follow specific requirements related to energy consumption, rated input power, dust pick up on carpet, dust pick up on hard floor, dust re-emission, sound power level, durability of the hose and operational motor lifetime. In addition, manufacturers, their authorised representatives, or importers are required to follow defined information obligations.

Labelling requirements of Regulation 665/2013 include for example information about energy efficiency classes according to annual energy consumption, cleaning performance classes, dust re-emission classes and sound power level.