Many retailers fail to comply with energy labelling rules

Site visits by National Measure Office found almost a third selling products with incorrect or missing labels

Just over 30% of UK electrical retailers are selling electrical products with incorrect or missing energy labels, a National Measurement Office (NMO) survey has revealed. More than half of electrical products in about a fifth of stores visted failed to comply with the EU Energy Labelling Directive.

This requires electrical appliances to display a colour-coded energy efficiency which rates products from A to G. New A+ and A++ ratings were introduced for selected goods from June last year (ENDS Report, April 2011)

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