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Commission Decision of 12 March 2009 establishing the revised ecological criteria for the award of the Community Eco-label to televisions (notified under document number C(2009) 1830) (Text with EEA relevance) (2009/300/EC)

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6.User instructions

The television shall be sold with relevant user information that provides advice on its proper environmental use. The information shall be located in a single, easy-to-find place in the user instructions as well as on the manufacturer’s website. The information will include in particular:

(a)

The television’s power consumption in the various modes: on, off, passive standby, including information on energy savings possible in different modes.

(b)

The television’s average annual energy consumption expressed in kWh, calculated on the basis of the on-mode power consumption, operating 4 hours a day and 365 days a year.

(c)

Information that energy efficiency cuts energy consumption and thus saves money by reducing electricity bills.

(d)

The following indications on how to reduce power consumption when the television is not being watched:

  • turning the television off at its mains supply, or un-plugging it, will cut energy use to zero for all televisions, and is recommended when the television is not being used for a long time, e.g. when on holiday,

  • using the hard off-switch will reduce energy use to near zero (where one is fitted),

  • putting the television into standby mode, will reduce energy consumption, but will still draw some power,

  • reducing the brightness of the screen will reduce energy use.

(e)

The position of the hard off-switch (where one is fitted).

(f)

Repair information regarding who is qualified to repair televisions, including contact details as appropriate.

(g)

End-of-life instructions for the proper disposal of televisions at civic amenity sites or through retailer take-back schemes as applicable, which shall comply with Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(1).

(h)

Information that the product has been awarded the flower (the EU Ecolabel) with a brief explanation as to what this means together with an indication that more information on the Ecolabel can be found at the website address http://www.ecolabel.eu

Assessment and verification: The applicant shall declare compliance of the product with these requirements and shall provide a copy of the instruction manual to the competent body assessing the application.

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