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New Ecodesign regulation for household tumble driers

Commission Regulation (EU) No 932/2012 with regard to ecodesign requirements for household tumble driers was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12th October 2012. The ecodesign regulation enters into force on 1st November 2012.

According to article 1 of the regulation, ecodesign requirements are established "for the placing on the market of electric mains-operated and gas-fired household tumble driers and built-in household tumble driers, including those sold for non-household use". Excepted from the regulation are household combined washer-driers and household spin-extractors.

The ecodesign requirements shall apply from the 1st November 2013. However, the generic ecodesign requirements set out in points 1.1 and 1.2 of Annex I shall apply from 1 November 2014, and the specific ecodesign requirements set out in point 2.2 of Annex from 1 November 2015. A revision shall take place no later than five years after its entry into force.