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      Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      BBC News - Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner
      Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.

      From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts.

      Hoover - based in South Wales - said that most of its cleaners were in that category.

      It has been replacing its models since July with less powerful versions, but a few are still left on the shelves.

      Elements of the directive - known as 2009/125/EC - are being challenged by the Dyson group.

      The consumer organisation Which? says many of the models involved were rated as "best buys" by its researchers.

      In one recent study, five of the top seven cleaners had motors of more than 1600 watts.

      The new European rules are part of the EU's energy efficiency directive, designed to help tackle climate change.
      Among the models which will soon no longer be available are:


      • Hoover Spirit TSP2101 (2100w)
      • Miele S5281 (2200w)
      • Samsung CycloneForce Sensor (2100w)
      • Bosch BSG8PRO1 ( 1800w)


      No models made by Dyson are affected, as all the motors on their machines are below 1600w.

      Court Challenge

      The new EU directive on energy efficiency will also require manufacturers to put an energy rating on the box.

      From 1 September, vacuum cleaners will be given seven different ratings, from A to G.

      This includes measuring the performance on hard floors, carpets, and how much dust is emitted.

      But the Dyson group is challenging this aspect of the new rules, and has applied for a judicial review of the EU directive.

      It argues that the performance criteria do not include testing a vacuum cleaner when there is already dirt inside it - what it calls "dust-loaded".

      Dyson also says that 126 million cleaner bags and filters from new vacuum cleaners end up in landfill across the EU every year.

      Yet the new labelling system does not reflect the impact of used bags and filters on the environment.

      The rules will get even tougher in three years' time.

      From 1 September 2017, all vacuum cleaners will have to be less than 900w.


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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      No point in buying a new vacuum cleaner if you don't need it yet. Just to have it stuck in a cupboard gathering dust.

      So what will the EU be targeting next? High speed kettles?

      I seem to remember some years back they brought out a directive stating that milk floats had to have side curtains. That didn't last very long.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      I guess it's not the worst idea brussels has ever come up with.

      Thinking about car engines, your average japanese or european normally aspirated 2 litre can give around 200 horse power.
      Or if turbo'd, you can get about the same from a 1.6 litre, both with an average of around 40mpg.

      Hop over to america though & 200 horse power usually means a 4 litre V8 with nearer 20mpg.

      Necessity is the mother of all invention.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      No point in buying a new vacuum cleaner if you don't need it yet. Just to have it stuck in a cupboard gathering dust.
      I knew someone would try and get that funny joke in

      BBC News - Tim Vine wins funniest Edinburgh Fringe joke award

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      So what will the EU be targeting next? High speed kettles?
      Perhaps they'll ban toasters?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I seem to remember some years back they brought out a directive stating that milk floats had to have side curtains. That didn't last very long.
      Why? I seriously cannot understand the logic of that one.

      Perhaps they'll order that all horses have a bag located so that everything they try dump on the road is collected.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      I read an article somewhere saying it works fine for the Europeans because most of them have solid floors, a 9OOW vacuum cleaner has absolutely no hope of picking up dog and cat hairs from some of our thick carpets, my Mum recently brought the smallest Dyson upright which I think is about 8 or 9 hundred watts and she said it was absolutely useless. She got rid of it and brought its big brother the more powerful version!
      They took away our light bulbs! Now vacuum cleaners what next? We will all be going round with smelly armpits cos they took away our 9KW showers.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      They took away our light bulbs! Now vacuum cleaners what next? We will all be going round with smelly armpits cos they took away our 9KW showers.
      Not sure whether it was the EU but there have already been changes in the content of deodorant sprays to reduce damage to the ozone layer.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5
      a 9OOW vacuum cleaner has absolutely no hope of picking up dog and cat hairs from some of our thick carpets,
      Not long after the really clever bods start taking a look at the situation, a 200W vacuum cleaner will pick up your actual dog or cat.
      Manufacturers are lazy, employ built-in obsolescence & will not change unless forced to.

      Mr Dyson is no different.

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      I guess the item linked below is a sign of the future:

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-Bagl.../dp/B00FXXTV68

      Of course in the mean time I'd hate to think what they plan to do about the vacuum cleaners used in business.

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      Of course that's a small one too

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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Perhaps they'll order that all horses have a bag located so that everything they try dump on the road is collected.
      They have been doing that on the continent for years.

      Just need our lovely seaside towns to adopt the idea.


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      Re: Ten days left to vacuum up a powerful cleaner

      [QUOTE=Scubbie;440384]I guess the item linked below is a sign of the future:

      Duronic [WHITE] VC6 /W MAX 800W Bagless Upright Handheld Stick Vac Vacuum Cleaner - includes Floor Head & Crevice Tool - Convert from Upright to Hand Held in Seconds!: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

      /QUOTE]

      Lol :-) That looks like one of them crappy rechargeable car vacs with a handle stuck on it. :-)

     

     
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