Eurovent: Market surveillance for direct sales refrigerators

Date: 21 March 2024
Eurovent: Market surveillance for direct sales refrigerators
Eurovent published Market surveillance for direct sales refrigerators.

The aim of this document is to enhance the enforcement of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for refrigerating appliances having a direct sales function placed and put into service on the EU market. It is principally addressed to suppliers and market surveillance authorities.

According to Eurovent Market Intelligence, there are almost 50 manufacturers of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function on the EU market in 2024.

Manufacturers must correctly declare the technical parameters of their refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function. If declared parameters do not match actual parameters, the designed performance of the refrigerating system with respect to, for instance, energy consumption and product temperature inside the display cabinet may not be achieved. It may also mean that the mandatory minimum Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for products placed on the EU market are not met.

According to EU legislation, the responsibility for compliance of the refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function lays with the manufacturer, who must carry out the compliance assessment procedure including compliance testing. The legislator leaves freedom to manufacturers on how to ensure compliance and does not specify requirements for compliance testing.

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