Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

666/2013 and 665/2013: Vacuum cleaners

Last updated: 29 August 2017

Ecodesign and labelling requirements for vacuum cleaners entered into force in July 2013. The product group is under revision. The product study was launched in July 2017.

The scope of ecodesign and labelling measures includes electric mains-operated vacuum cleaners intended for domestic and similar commercial cleaning. This excludes for example specially trained cleaners as robot machines and central vacuum cleaners.


The ecodesign requirements will enter into force in two stages; 2014 and 2017. From the second tier, requirements on emissions and motor lifetime are introduced.


The energy labelling regulation applies from 1 September 2014 and 1 September 2017. The provisions include minimum requirements on energy efficiency, cleaning performance and dust re-emission.

Date Process Key documents
2017-07-17 Product study launched

Product study

2014-08 Guidelines published in the OJ

Guidelines to reg. 665 and 666 (pdf)

2014-06 Draft guidlines and standardisation mandate issued

Draft guidelines (doc)
Draft standardisation mandate (doc)

2013-07 Regulations in force

Ecodesign (pdf)
Labelling (pdf)

2009-02 Study on vacuum cleaners

Final report (pdf)


Archived documents (zip)