Download full policy recommendations for vacuum cleaners from August 2013 (pdf)
The Ecodesign and Labelling regulations for vacuum cleaners have been published in the Official Journal in July 2013. The Energy Label will apply from September 2014. At the same time tier 1 of the Ecodesign will ban vacuum cleaners with a power higher than 1600W, an annual energy consumption over 62 kWh and a low dust pickup performance. These values will be tightened in 2017 to 900W and 43 kWh/year, additionally minimum requirements for dust re-emission, noise and durability will apply.
Topten's key policy recommendations:
Michel, Bush, August 2013