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Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (repealed)Show full title

Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC and Directives 96/57/EC and 2000/55/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (repealed)

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Article 3Placing on the market and/or putting into service

1.Member States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that EuPs covered by implementing measures may be placed on the market and/or put into service only if they comply with those measures and bear the CE marking in accordance with Article 5.

2.Member States shall designate the authorities responsible for market surveillance. They shall arrange for such authorities to have and use the necessary powers to take the appropriate measures incumbent upon them under this Directive. Member States shall define the tasks, powers and organisational arrangements of the competent authorities which shall be entitled:

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to organise appropriate checks on EuP compliance, on an adequate scale, and to oblige the manufacturer or its authorised representative to recall non-compliant EuPs from the market in accordance with Article 7;

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to require the provision of all necessary information by the parties concerned, as specified in implementing measures;

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to take samples of products and subject them to compliance checks.

3.Member States shall keep the Commission informed about the results of the market surveillance, and where appropriate the Commission shall pass on such information to the other Member States.

4.Member States shall ensure that consumers and other interested parties are given an opportunity to submit observations on product compliance to the competent authorities.

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