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September 2013


Final result of ErP lot 17, vacuum cleaners



Overview regarding ecodesign requirements and energy labelling vacuum cleaners

1) Ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 666/2013 of 8th July, 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners will come into effect from 1st September, 2014. The EU Commission published the content in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The scope includes:

  • Electric mains-operated vacuum cleaners, including hybrid vacuum cleaners
  • Hybrid vacuum cleaners: Only in the mains-operated state covered.
  • Out of the scope:
  • Wet, wet and dry, battery operated, robot, industrial, outdoor, central vacuum cleaners, and floor polishers.
  • Transitional provision
    • The Regulation shall apply to water filter vacuum cleaners from 4 years after the entry into force of the Regulation with regard to ecodesign requirements for vacuum cleaners.
    • The ecodesign requirements include energy caps:
    • 1st September, 2014: 1600 W
    • 1st September, 2017: 900 W
  • Additionally: Requirements on dust pick-up, dust re-emission, and durability tests.

2) Energy labelling of vacuum cleaners

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 665/2013 of 3rd May, 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of vacuum cleaners will come into effect from 1st September, 2014.

The scope includes:

  • Electric mains-operated vacuum cleaners, including hybrid vacuum cleaners
  • Hybrid vacuum cleaners: Only in the mains-operated state covered.
  • Out of the scope:
  • Wet, wet and dry, battery operated, robot, industrial, outdoor, central vacuum cleaners, and floor polishers.

An important information is that vacuum cleaners placed on the market from 1st September, 2014 on, shall have labels in accordance with label 1 of Annex II; Vacuum cleaners, which are placed on the market from 1st September, 2017 on, shall have labels in accordance with label 2 of Annex II.


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