Brushing up on the new vacuum cleaner regulations

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It’s been nearly four months now since the EU enforced another new set of energy labelling regulations, affecting the sale and import of corded vacuum cleaners, as part of its energy efficient directive. Designed to tackle climate change, the new requirements saw a reduction in vacuum cleaners’ rated input power as well as the introduction of other rules relating to their design and testing.

It’s important to remember that these changes only apply to dry corded vacuum cleaners – wet, wet & dry and battery operated vacuum cleaners are not included.

As a reminder, here were the key changes:

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