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I am glad the EU are cutting down power on vacuum cleaners! :)
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.A study, commissioned by the European Commission, has identified up to 30 appliances including toasters and kettles which could be restricted.The study forms part of the EU's energy efficiency directive aimed at helping to tackle climate change.It follows a ban on powerful vacuum cleaners which begins on Monday.From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts.Retailers said they had seen sales rise ahead of the deadline. Tesco said sales of vacuum cleaners had jumped 44% in the past fortnight, while Co-op Electrical has seen a 38% rise.The EU has now turned its sights to smaller electrical appliances which are not yet covered by existing legislation.
And yet you can still buy a car with a 3.5 or larger engine to drop the kids off at school and go shopping in.