Double labelling: why two different labels in shops?

On the shop floor, some appliances display the new label - the one with the QR code on it - others the old one. Why is it so?

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On the shop floor, some appliances display the new label - the one with the QR code on it - others the old one. Why is it so?

The new energy label that started appearing in shops on 1 March 2021, currently only applies to washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. The other product groups, such as air conditioners, ovens, range hoods, tumble dryers and water heaters are regulated under older legislation and display the old generation label.

It will not always be like this. The rules for those product groups will soon be reviewed, meaning they will also bear the new energy label in the future. 

In the meantime, both new - on washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers - and old labels - on air conditioners, ovens, range hoods, tumble dryers and water heaters - coexist on the shop floors and online. It is only the label that changes, not the energy consumption.

Watch the short animated video, here.