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Regulatory Trends in Household Appliances: a 12-18 Month Outlook

Feb 07, 2023 Regulatory Trends in Household Appliances: a 12-18 Month Outlook

A 12-18 month outlook for regulatory trends in household appliances

The household appliance regulatory landscape is continually evolving, catching up with ever smarter appliances and responding to a key priority on many policy agendas of more sustainable products. 

This has resulted in an explosion of growth in regulation in areas such as cybersecurity, data protection, artificial intelligence, eco-design and sustainability. 

This, coupled with ever present regulations in areas such as safety and chemicals,  makes keeping on top of household appliance regulation a hugely difficult task. 

The below figure shows this growth has reached unprecedented levels with 60% increase in Regulations for Household Appliances manufacturers since 2015 with 24,996 Regulations in place

(Source: C2P by Compliance & Risks)

Key Areas of Concern & Hot Topics

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of key regulatory trends and issues you need to be aware of to get your product on the market and keep it there:

Sustainable Products In The Limelight

Never before has the need to protect our environment been more to the forefront of the world’s consciousness. Regulators are fast responding enacting measures focussed on minimising the environmental impacts of products.

The net result is even more regulation to contend with. 

As recently noted by the EU Commission “Products use up massive amounts of materials, energy and other resources and cause significant environmental impacts throughout their lifecycle, from the extraction of raw materials, to manufacture, transport, use and end of life. Half of global greenhouse gases and 90% of biodiversity loss are caused by extracting and processing primary raw materials.”

(Source: C2P by Compliance & Risks)

Top Trending Regulations

Listed below are the key regulations that will be impacting your business over the next 12-18 months:

  • EU: Proposed Framework for Setting Eco-design Requirements for Sustainable Products, Draft Regulation, March 2022
  • New York (USA): Product Stewardship and Product Labelling, Regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 368, 2022
  • Colorado (USA): Measures to Increase Protections from Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Chemicals, House Bill 22-1345, 2022
  • Argentina: Rationalisation of the Use of Plastic Products, Bill No. 0175, March 2022
  • EU: Eco-design and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2022-2024, Communication, March 2022
  • USA: Fair Repair Requirements for Manufacturers of Digital Electronic Equipment, House Bill 4006, 2021
  • UK: Plastic Packaging Tax (Description of Products), Regulations, SI 2021/1417
  • EU: Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, Draft Directive, February 2022
  • New Jersey (USA): Concerning the Recyclability of Certain Products, Assembly Bill 1554, 2022
  • Italy: Postponement of Packaging Labelling Obligations, Law No. 15/2022
  • UK: Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations, SI 2012/3032
  • EAEU: Procedure for the Import of Products Subject to Mandatory Conformity Assessment, Decision No. 130, 2021

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