Commission Amends Ecodesign Requirements for Electric Motors

Electromotor

Earlier today, the European Commission has published amendments to the regulation for ecodesign requirements for electromotors. The Commission states that these amendments were necessary due to technical developments in the market of electromotors that led to changes on the limit values applied to altitude, maximum and minimum ambient air temperatures and water coolant temperatures applied to consider that a motor works under extreme conditions and in consequece a special design is needed. It considers that the changes should be reflected in the regulations. Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, has been amended in the following way:

First Harmonized Ecodesign Standards for Household Tumbler Driers Published

Tumble Drier

December 3, 2013 – Today, the European Commission has published the first list of harmonized Ecodesign and energy efficiency labeling standards for household tumble driers. The list currently contains only one standard: EN 61121:2013 – Tumble dryers for household use — Methods for measuring the performance IEC 61121:2012 (Modified) The published list pertains to Commission Regulation (EU) No 932/2012 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household tumble driers, as well as to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 392/2012 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household tumble driers. The published list is available in our CE Library, and can also be found here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:353:0007:0008:EN:PDF

EU Ecodesign and Labeling Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners Published

EU-label Vacuum Cleaner

Today, the European Commission published a Regulation with eco-design requirements (666/2013), as well as a Regulation with labeling requirements (665/2013) for vacuum cleaners. A vacuum cleaner is defined as: “an appliance that removes soil from the surface to be cleaned by an airflow created by under pressure developed within the unit”.