The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Ecodesign regulations affect:
manufacturers of energy-related products and components
their authorised representatives, and
importers of energy-related products
They prohibit placing on the market, or putting into service an energy-related product unless it:
complies with an applicable implementing measure
is the subject of a declaration of conformity, and
has the relevant 'Community Ecolabel' (CE) marking visibly, legibly and indelibly attached to the product, the packaging or documentation that accompanies it
The regulations establish a presumption that a product complies if it displays a CE marking. Affixing a CE marking to an energy-related product is an offence if it could mislead a person to believe that an energy-related product complies with an applicable implementing measure.
Breach of regulations 3–5, 8 or 9 is an offence punishable:
for offences committed in England and Wales on or after 12 March 2015, there is no upper limit to the fine which the magistrates can impose on summary conviction
prior to 12 March 2015, on summary conviction with a fine up to the statutory maximum, or
on indictment with an unlimited fine
This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice Note: Brexit—environmental law implications, which details the relevant aspects of the withdrawal process, as well as providing insights
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