As of September 2014, the European Union introduces new regulations that will make it illegal to sell vacuum cleaners with excessively high power consumption and poor cleaning performance within the EU.
It will be mandatory for all manufacturers to label vacuum cleaner performance, making it easy to compare and understand the energy consumption and performance of the products.
Battery vacuum cleaners, wet & dry and wide area vacuum cleaners are not covered by above regulations.
In September 2017 new requirements and new ratings were made.
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