Label Compliance - Ensuring effectiveness of the new energy labelling scheme for products
The "Label Compliance" project ensures that the new energy labels for refrigerators and dishwashers work as they should. Therefor, so-called market surveillance campaigns are being carried out in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany and Slovenia, devices tested in laboratories and numerous other measures taken.
This project is dedicated to a comprehensive market surveillance action for the new label regulations for refrigerating appliances (Reg. 2019/2016) and household dishwashers (Reg. 2019/2017).
- Supporting and ensuring compliance of suppliers and retailers and their products with the new labelling legislation for refrigerating appliances and dishwashers
- Efficient detection and removal of cases of non-compliance in a concerted risk-based approach
- Development and testing of efficient approaches for efficient product screening and sampling
- Gaining experience with the new legislation in particular concerning the new EPREL database
- Documentation and evaluation of results from screening, document inspection, shop inspection and laboratory tests and processing of guidelines for MSAs, test labs and other stakeholders
- Policy recommendations concerning potential issues with the specific legislation and standards or potential issues of circumvention
- Development of several tools and guidelines supporting screening, inspection and testing tasks also available to other MSAs.
Project Key Activities
In order to achieve the project objectives a comprehensive market surveillance action will be undertaken in four EU countries (AT, BG, DE, SI) covering all aspects of the new energy labelling legislation.
Among others the action will cover:
- Identification of product segments and product types with significant market share and a higher risk of non-compliance (160 refrigerators and 160 dishwashers)
- Comprehensive EPREL inspection and document inspection with a focus on product types with higher risks based on product screening (60 refrigerators and 60 dishwashers)
- Inspection of 40 physical shops and 80 online shops
- Product testing of 17 refrigerating appliances and 13 dishwashers with a focus on products with higher risks
- Enforcement measures for non-compliant products and securing effective implementation of remedy actions by market actors
- Digestion of experiences and results to guidelines for MSAs, laboratories, suppliers and retailers
- Dissemination of project outputs
The Consortium including MSAs from 4 EU-Member States will design, carry out and evaluate this coordinated market surveillance action.
|Funding Body||EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (90% funding)|
|Project management||Franz Zach (Austrian Energy Agency)|
Austrian Energy Agency (AEA): Consortium leader (Austria)
Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (Austrian MSA)
Commission for Consumer protection (Bulgarian MSA)
Hessische Eichdirektion (German MSA for Hessen)
Trzni Inspektorat RS (Slovenian MSA)
|Projekt duration||Mai 2022 - April 2024|