Curtis-Straus (CS) LLC-A Bureau Veritas Company-News (Oct 2018 (Week 3))News-18CS-037 

1.  ENERGY STAR : Restrictions on Certifications for the EU Market

As highlighted earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreement with the European Union (EU) for the ENERGY STAR® program expired on February 20, 2018. There will no longer be the option for products to be certified with the EU as one of the markets where models are sold and promoted as ENERGY STAR. For all new certifications, CBs may no longer certify with the EU as a market. Moving forward, no new certifications submitted to the EPA via web services may include Europe in the markets field.

Please note that, with this change, Canada and the U.S. continue to be the only market options for all product categories except for storm windows and office equipment. Storm windows may only be certified in the U.S. market

More information, pls see News-18CS-037 

2. ENERGY STAR Version 7.0 Computers Test Method

With this letter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the ENERGY STAR Computers Test Method as updated by the Department of Energy (DOE), for use with the ENERGY STAR Version 7.0 Computers specification. This update addresses testing questions on alternative low power modes, products that exhibit cyclical behavior in long or short idle mode, and products with a battery that may not be removed by the end-user. Computer products tested to the previous test method and certified to Version 7.0 are not affected by this change…continue

More information, pls see News-18CS-037 

3. Recall case: United States

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – Recalls and Product Safety News

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): October 2018

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

 

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Brochure: Energy Star