Work Package 8 – Concerted market surveillance action for product group “Tumble Dryers”
Work Package Leader: Consumer Rights Protection Centre, Latvia
Work Package Coordinator: Austrian Energy Agency
Scope and Objectives
The action is based on the EU regulations in place mentioned below. The central objectives of the work package are summarised as follows:
- Assessment and use of screening methods to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of market surveillance actions;
- Checking product compliance based on document inspection;
- Checking product compliance based on product testing;
- Check of compliance for online labelling;
- Feedback and recommendations from experiences with document inspection and product testing to support the further development of standards and legislation. Identification of circumvention issues;
- Impact assessment for the action.
A minimum of 30 product models shall be tested whereas a roughly equal share of models between Market Surveillance Authorities is intended.
EU Legislation – Energy Labels & Eco-design
This work package is dedicated to a comprehensive market surveillance action for the product group domestic tumble dryers, subject to:
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 932/2012 (Eco-design);
- Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 392/2012 (including corrigendum OJ L 124, 11.5.2012) (energy labelling);
- Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 (labelling of energy-related products on the internet).
- Setting the focus of the action;
- Product screening to enhance the efficiency of the action;
- Document inspection;
- Inspection of online labels and product information stored in the EPREL database;
- Product testing;
- Enforcement measures;
- Impact assessment;
- Digest of issues from inspection and testing.
10 Market Surveillance Authorities and 3 other organisations from the following 10 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta and Portugal. Please note that Portugal withdrew from this Work Package as of 31.07.2021.