Low compliance with energy labelling rules

Electrical products are being sold with incorrect or missing energy labels, a survey has found

About a third 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 visited failed to comply with the EU Energy Labelling Directive. This requires electrical appliances to display a colour-coded energy efficiency label with a rating from A to G. New A+ and A++ ratings were introduced for some goods in June 2011 (ENDS Report 435, p 29).

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