Work Package 12 – Concerted market surveillance action for product group "Local Space Heaters"
Work Package Leader: Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, Malta
Work Package Coordinator: PROSAFE
Scope and Objectives
The Work Packages carries out document inspection, screen testing and full scale testing of Local Space Heater covered by the recent eco-design and energy labelling regulations regarding Local Space Heaters. Individual models will be selected for verification on a high risk basis, and with the aim to cover the relevant market share in individual countries and across the EU.
The specific actions could, for eco-design, include domestic local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less and commercial local space heaters with a nominal heat output of the product or of a single segment of 120 kW or less.
The central objectives of the Work Package are:
- Assessment and use of screening methods to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of market surveillance actions;
- Checking whether the product model has been registered in the EU energy labelling product registration database EPREL and if the necessary documents are uploaded;
- Checking product compliance based on document inspection;
- Checking product compliance based on product testing;
- Checking compliance for online labelling (dealers’ obligation);
- Checking the presence of mandatory product information on manufacturers web page;
- 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.
52 product models are expected to be tested, excluding the possible triple testing foreseen for about 20% of the samples
EU Legislation – Energy Labels & Eco-design
The action will be based on the EU regulation for Local space heaters (EU)2015/1188 on eco-design, (EU)2015/1186 on energy labelling and the EU regulation for labelling of energy-related products on the internet (EU)518/2014.
- 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.
13 Market Surveillance Authorities and 1 other organisation from the following 12 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey.