On 9 August, the Guangdong Provincial Administration for Market Regulation implemented new rules for random sampling inspections of 14 types of products. The products include electric hand warmers, electricity equipment and products, low-voltage reactive power compensation devices, distribution boards, appliance switches, extension cord sockets and coffee makers.
The European Commission has opened a window inviting feedback until 28 September 2022, with regard to a draft Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for mobile phones, cordless phones and slate tablets pursuant to Directive 2009/125 (“the Ecodesign Directive”). This initiative falls under the Circular Economy Action Plan 2020 and is in line with European Green Deal objectives on efficient use of resources.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced rulemaking actions involving certain lamps, portable electric spas, decorative hearths, outdoor heaters, microwave ovens, water-source heat pumps, non-weatherised gas furnaces, mobile home gas furnaces, commercial unitary air conditioners and commercial unitary heat pumps.