Prize Season @ Register my appliance

‘Prize Season’ has launched at AMDEA’s Register my appliance campaign. From November through January 2018, many AMDEA members are rewarding customers who register their appliances, by automatically entering them into free prize draws. Appliance owners who take the few minutes on their smartphone, tablet or PC, to use to register their old and new appliances, will be safer in[...]

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How long is a lifetime?

In the past, there have been several unilateral attempts by different Member States to try and address a public perception that “things don’t last as long as they used to”. On 4 July, the European Parliament Plenary voted in favour of a Resolution on a longer lifetime for products. This could eventually lead to legislation but at the moment they[...]

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Data protection and privacy

The new European Data Protection Regulation is already in force and takes effect in May 2018. It was intended that a new ePrivacy Regulation would take effect at the same time and would ensure respect for private life, confidentiality of communications and the protection of personal data in the electronic communications sector. Though it also aims to guarantee the free[...]

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Product liability

The European Commission is in the throes of evaluating Directive 85/374/EEC on liability for defective products. They are analysing responses to their public consultation and replies to interviews with various stakeholders. The plan is to gather as much information as possible relating to the application of the Directive to traditional products, in order to determine whether it can also be[...]

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