ECOS | New energy labels in the boxes of TVs and kitchen appliances!
The transition period for introducing new energy labels for dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer driers, electronic displays and TVs is kicking off. Appliance suppliers will start sending the new energy labels to retailers as of 1 November. For the next four months, however, shops will continue displaying old labels – as of 1 March 2021 retailers will have two weeks to replace them all with new ones.
A new era in energy labelling starts on 1 November 2020. New, clearer, and more ambitious labels will start making their way to electronics stores. As of November, appliance manufacturers will start providing dealers with the new versions of the label for their products, and include them in the appliances’ packaging. They must also add new information to EPREL, the EU product database (with some exceptions). However, consumers will not see the new labels displayed in shops until 1 March 2021, when updates will be mandatory for dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer driers, electronic displays and TVs.
During the transition period that goes from 1 November 2020 to 1 March 2021, consumers will see the old labels displayed in the shop but could find the new rescaled energy label inside the box when they get home with their new appliance.
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