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.
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.