EEPLIANT3 - Work Package 8 -Tumble Dryers

tumble dryer finalWork Package Leader: Consumer Rights Protection Centre,Latvia
Work Package Coordinator: Austrian Energy Agency

Scope and Objectives

The action is based on the EU regulations in place mentioned below. The central objectives of the work package are summarised as follows:

  • Assessment and use of screening methods to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of market surveillance actions;
  • Checking product compliance based on document inspection;
  • Checking product compliance based on product testing;
  • Check of compliance for online labelling;
  • Feedback and recommendations from experiences with document inspection and product testing to support the further development of standards and legislation. Identification of circumvention issues;
  • Impact assessment for the action.

A minimum of 30 product models shall be tested whereas a roughly equal share of models between Market Surveillance Authorities is intended.

EU Legislation – Energy Labels & Eco-design

This work package is dedicated to a comprehensive market surveillance action for the product group domestic tumble dryers, subject to:

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 932/2012 (Eco-design);
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 392/2012 (including corrigendum OJ L 124, 11.5.2012) (energy labelling);
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 (labelling of energy-related products on the internet).

Work Plan

  • Setting the focus of the action;
  • Product screening to enhance the efficiency of the action;
  • Document inspection;
  • Inspection of online labels and product information stored in the EPREL database;
  • Product testing;
  • Enforcement measures;
  • Impact assessment;
  • Digest of issues from inspection and testing.


10 Market Surveillance Authorities and 3 other organisations from the following 10 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta and Portugal. Please note that Portugal withdrew from this Work Package as of 31.07.2021.