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Monday, April 8, 2019

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Europe

 

Annulment of energy labelling Regulation for vacuum cleaners

 

On 7th January 2019, the European Commission published the Judgment of the General Court of 8 November 2018 (Case T-544/13 RENV) where the Court annuls Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 665/2013 with regard to energy labelling of vacuum cleaners. 

 

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New drafts for energy labelling

 

On 11th March 2019, the European Commission published several drafts related to energy labelling.

 

These drafts supplement REGULATION (EU) 2017/1369 setting a framework for energy labelling. Below a summary table of published drafts:

 

Code Title

C/2019/1796

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electronic displays and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010.

C/2019/1804

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC.

C/2019/1805

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of light sources and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012.

C/2019/1806

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010.

C/2019/1807

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010.

C/2019/1815

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function.

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with recent published updates on regulations by European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number Title

C/2019/1113

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/290 of 19 February 2019 establishing the format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment to the register.

C/2019/1955

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/424 of 15 March 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013.

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates in legislations and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link Country Title

G/TBT/N/USA/1440

US

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps.

G/TBT/N/USA/1441

US

Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Proposed Procedures for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment.

FCC Guidance for Wireless devices

US

Federal Communications Commission published new guidances for wireless devices (KDB 996369 D03 v01 and KDB 996369 D04 v01).

G/TBT/N/TPKM/361

Taiwan

Proposal for Amendment to the Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Cookers.

Link to amendment

Taiwan

Publication of amendment to the "Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Methods for Electric Cooker Energy Labels".

G/TBT/N/TPKM/362

Taiwan

Proposal for Amendment to Legal Inspection Requirements of Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters and Air Conditioners with Hermetic Type Compressor.

G/TBT/N/CAN/578

Canada

  • RSS-130, Issue 2, Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHzsets out certification requirements for all equipment operating in the frequency bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz

  • RSS-196, Issue 2, Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 512-608 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 36)sets out certification requirements for equipment employed in Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) to provide point-to-multipoint fixed wireless access broadband radiocommunication in the band 512-608 MHz (TV channels 21 to 36)

G/TBT/N/JPN/621

Japan

Partial revision of regulation related to radio equipment.

G/TBT/N/IDN/121

Indonesia

Decree of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 2 of 2018 concerning Mandatory implementation of the Indonesian National Standard in the electricity sector.

The Decree requires that industrial businesses which produce, import and trade in Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB); Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB); Switches; Plugs and socket outlets; Lamp control gear; Luminaries; and Fan Product must apply SNI requirements and shall have Products Certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies accredited by KAN (National Accreditation Body of Indonesia) or designated by Directorate General of Electricity, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The products which are traded in the domestic market both originated domestically and imported shall put the SNI marking on the products after the products get certified.

G/TBT/N/KOR/813

Korea

Amendment of Enforcement Regulation on Electrical appliances and Consumer products Act.

1st February 2019

Brazil

ANATEL published the new Act no 630 (for ETA – Access Terminal Station) with and Act no 631 (Transceiver for Radio Base Station) to include the NB IoT requirements.

Bill S02533

New York

New York State has introduced Bill S02533 amending general business law, which requires lithium batteries of less than 1 inch in diameter and products containing such batteries to be labeled with warnings that swallowing such batteries has been known to cause death.

Bill A05147

New York

New York State has introduced Bill A05147, which provides that on each seasonal and decorative lighting product manufactured, sold or delivered by a manufacturer or distributed in this state that contains an electrical cord casing made with polyvinyl chloride in which lead is used as a fire-retardant and stabilizer there shall be a warning label.

 

Europe/International

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

(**) Date of availability: date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN IEC 60335-2-12:2003/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-12: Particular requirements for warming plates and similar appliances.

2018-07-23

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EN 60335-2-17:2013/A11:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances.

2016-10-10

-

EN 60335-2-99:2003/A1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-99: Particular requirements for commercial electric hoods.

2018-01-02

-

EN IEC 60730-2-9:2019

Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for temperature sensing controls.

2022-02-22

EN 60730-2-9:2010

EN IEC 60730-2-9:2019/A1:2019

Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for temperature sensing controls.

2022-02-22

-

EN IEC 60730-2-14:2019

Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for electric actuators.

2022-01-16

EN 60730-2-14:1997
EN 60730-2-14:1997/A11:2005
EN 60730-2-14:1997/A1:2001
EN 60730-2-14:1997/A2:2008

EN 61010-1:2010/A1:2019

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements.

2022-02-22

-

EN 61770:2009/A1:2019

Electric appliances connected to the water mains - Avoidance of backsiphonage and failure of hose-sets.

2017-07-10

-

EN IEC 62087-7:2019

Audio, video, and related equipment - Methods of measurement for power consumption Part 7: Computer monitors.

2021-01-10

-

EN IEC 62660-1:2019

Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 1: Performance testing.

2022-01-16

EN 62660-1:2011

EN IEC 62660-2:2019

Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 2: Reliability and abuse testing.

2022-01-16

EN 62660-2:2011

EN 60603-7:2009/A2:2019

Connectors for electronic equipment - Part 7: Detail specification for 8-way, unshielded, free and fixed connectors.

2022-02-15

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EN IEC 61967-1:2019

Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 1: General conditions and definitions.

2022-01-16

EN 61967-1:2002

EN IEC 60512-23-3:2019

Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 23-3: Screening and filtering tests - Test 23c: Shielding effectiveness of connectors and accessories - Line injection method.

2022-01-18

EN 60512-23-3:2001

EN IEC 60947-7-4:2019

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 7-4: Ancillary equipment - PCB terminal blocks for copper conductors.

2022-02-22

EN 60947-7-4:2013

EN 62560:2012/A11:2019

Self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services by voltage > 50 V - Safety specifications.

2021-12-26

-

EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase).

2022-03-01

EN 61000-3-2:2014

EN IEC 61000-6-1:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards - Immunity standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments.

2022-02-22

EN 61000-6-1:2007

EN IEC 61000-6-2:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments.

2022-02-22

EN 61000-6-2:2005
EN 61000-6-2:2005/corrigendum Sep. 2005

Reference Title Date of Availability (**) Supersedes

EN 55016-4-2:2011/A2:2018/AC:2019-02

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Measurement instrumentation uncertainty.

2019-02-22

-

EN 61058-1-1:2016/AC:2019-02

Switches for appliances - Part 1-1: Requirements for mechanical switches.

2019-02-22

-

EN 61058-1-2:2016/AC:2019-02

Switches for appliances - Part 1-2: Requirements for electronic switches.

2019-02-22

-

EN 60529:1991/A2:2013/AC:2019-02

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code).

2019-02-22

-

EN IEC 60900:2018/AC:2019-02

Live working - Hand tools for use up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC.

2019-02-22

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