Second phase of market surveillance programme for energy efficient appliances starts

Jul 1, 2014

Market surveillance programme which aims to test household appliances’ compliance with eco-design and energy labeling regulations in force has started its second phase in May.

New Horizons - In the Market Surveillance Programme whose first phase was completed in 2013, different brands and models of six product groups (refrigerating equipment, washing machines, dishwashers, electric ovens, air conditioners and TVs) are sampled reflecting the Turkish market profile to test for compliance with eco-design and energy labeling regulations in force in Turkey.

In the first phase of the programme, 114 samples have been collected from the market and tested at testing facilities of Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).

In second phase, again the same number of samples will be collected but in this case with a more focus on non-conforming products, to identify the change in the rate of compliance.

In this way, the manufacturers and suppliers will be guided for better care in their declaration of energy classes for their products placed on the market, addressing the compliance with applicable regulations.

Market Surveillance Programme is being conducted within the context of Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances.