Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Coming products

2019/2024 and 2019/2018: Refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

Last updated: 30 January 2020

In December 2019, ecodesign and energy labelling requirements were published, taking effect year 2021.

Ecodesign requirements

The requirements apply to electric mains-operated refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function, including appliances sold for refrigeration of items other than foodstuffs.

Related lots

Household refrigerators and freezers (Lot 13) are regulated in by regulations 1060/2010 and 643/2009.

Professional refrigerated storage cabinets (also called service cabinets), treated in ENTR Lot 1, are intended for the storage, but not the sale and display, of chilled and/or frozen foodstuff.

Date Process Key documents
2019-01 Regulation approved

Final review: Proposal of regulation for ecodesign requirements (pdf), Annexes (pdf)

Final review: Proposal of regulation for energy labelling (pdf), Annexes (pdf)

2014-06 WD Consultation Forum 2 July

WD ecodesign (doc)
WD labelling (docx)
Explanatory notes (docx)

2014-01 CLASP report, Analysis of EU policy proposals Lot 12

CLASP  report (pdf)

None Study on commercial refrigerators and freezers

 Final report (pdf)


Archived documents (zip)