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Consolidated text: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2014 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC (Text with EEA relevance)Text with EEA relevance

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/2014

of 11 March 2019

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 315 5.12.2019, p. 29)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

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date

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2021/340 of 17 December 2020

  L 68

62

26.2.2021


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 050, 24.2.2020, p.  19 (2019/2014)




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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/2014

of 11 March 2019

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC

(Text with EEA relevance)



Article 1

Subject matter and scope

1.  
This Regulation establishes requirements for the labelling of, and the provision of supplementary product information on, electric mains-operated household washing machines and electric mains-operated household washer-dryers including those which can also be powered by batteries, and including built-in household washing machines and built-in household washer-dryers.
2.  

This Regulation shall not apply to

(a) 

washing machines and washer-dryers in the scope of Directive 2006/42/EC;

(b) 

battery-operated household washing machines and battery-operated household washer-dryers that can be connected to the mains through an AC/DC converter purchased separately;

(c) 

household washing machines with a rated capacity lower than 2 kg and household washer-dryers with a rated washing capacity lower than or equal to 2 kg.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) 

‘mains’ or ‘electric mains’ means the electricity supply from the grid of 230 (±10 %) volts of alternating current at 50 Hz;

(2) 

‘automatic washing machine’ means a washing machine where the load is fully treated by the washing machine without the need for user intervention at any point during the programme;

(3) 

‘household washing machine’ means an automatic washing machine which cleans and rinses household laundry by using water, chemical, mechanical and thermal means, which also has a spin extraction function, and which is declared by the manufacturer in the Declaration of Conformity as complying with Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 ) or with Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 );

(4) 

‘household washer-dryer’ means a household washing machine which, in addition to the functions of an automatic washing machine, in the same drum includes a means for drying the textiles by heating and tumbling, and which is declared by the manufacturer in the Declaration of Conformity as complying with Directive 2014/35/EU or with Directive 2014/53/EU;

(5) 

‘built-in household washing machine’ means a household washing machine that is designed, tested and marketed exclusively:

(a) 

to be installed in cabinetry or encased (top and/or bottom, and sides) by panels;

(b) 

to be securely fastened to the sides, top or floor of the cabinetry or panels; and

(c) 

to be equipped with an integral factory-finished face or to be fitted with a custom front panel;

(6) 

‘built-in household washer-dryer’ means a household washer-dryer that is designed, tested and marketed exclusively:

(a) 

to be installed in cabinetry or encased (top and/or bottom, and sides) by panels;

(b) 

to be securely fastened to the sides, top or floor of the cabinetry or panels; and

(c) 

to be equipped with an integral factory-finished face or to be fitted with a custom front panel;

(7) 

‘multi-drum household washing machine’ means a household washing machine equipped with more than one drum, whether in separate units or in the same casing;

(8) 

‘multi-drum household washer-dryer’ means a household washer-dryer equipped with more than one drum, whether in separate units or in the same casing;

(9) 

‘point of sale’ means a location where household washing machines or household washer-dryers, or both, are displayed or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase.

For the purposes of the annexes, additional definitions are set out in Annex I.

Article 3

Obligations of suppliers

1.  

Suppliers shall ensure that:

(a) 

each household washing machine and household washer-dryer is supplied with a printed label in the format as set out in Annex III and, for a multi-drum household washing machine or a multi-drum household washer-dryer, in accordance with Annex X;

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(b) 

the values of the parameters included in the product information sheet, as set out in Annex V, are entered into the public part of the product database;

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(c) 

if specifically requested by the dealer of household washing machines and household washer-dryers, the product information sheet shall be made available in printed form;

(d) 

the content of the technical documentation, set out in Annex VI, is entered into the product database;

(e) 

any visual advertisement for a specific model of household washing machine or household washer-dryer contains the energy efficiency class and the range of energy efficiency classes available on the label in accordance with Annex VII and Annex VIII;

(f) 

any technical promotional material concerning a specific model of household washing machine or household washer-dryer, including on the internet, which describes its specific technical parameters includes the energy efficiency class of that model and the range of energy efficiency classes available on the label, in accordance with Annex VII;

(g) 

an electronic label in the format and containing the information as set out in Annex III is made available to dealers for each model of household washing machine and of household washer-dryer;

(h) 

an electronic product information sheet, as set out in Annex V, is made available to dealers for each model of household washing machine and of household washer-dryer.

2.  
The energy efficiency class and the acoustic airborne noise emission class are defined in Annex II and shall be calculated in accordance with Annex IV.

Article 4

Obligations of dealers

Dealers shall ensure that:

(a) 

each household washing machine or household washer-dryer, at the point of sale, including at trade fairs, bears the label provided by suppliers in accordance with point 1(a) of Article 3, with the label being displayed for built-in appliances in such a way as to be clearly visible, and for all other appliances in such a way as to be clearly visible on the outside on the front or top of the household washing machine or household washer-dryer;

(b) 

in the case of distance selling and sale through the internet, the label and product information sheet are provided in accordance with Annexes VII and VIII;

(c) 

any visual advertisement for a specific model of household washing machine or household washer-dryer contains the energy efficiency class of that model and the range of energy efficiency classes available on the label, in accordance with Annex VII;

(d) 

any technical promotional material concerning a specific model of household washing machine or household washer-dryer, including on the internet, which describes its specific technical parameters, includes the energy efficiency class of that model and the range of energy efficiency classes available on the label, in accordance with Annex VII.

Article 5

Obligations of internet hosting platforms

Where a hosting service provider as referred to in Article 14 of Directive 2000/31/EC allows the direct selling of household washing machines or household washer-dryers through its internet website, the service provider shall enable the showing of the electronic label and electronic product information sheet provided by the dealer on the display mechanism in accordance with the provisions of Annex VIII and shall inform the dealer of the obligation to display them.

Article 6

Measurement methods

The information to be provided pursuant to Articles 3 and 4 shall be obtained by reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement and calculation methods, which take into account the recognised state-of-the-art measurement and calculation methods set out in Annex IV.

Article 7

Verification procedure for market surveillance purposes

Member States shall apply the procedure laid down in Annex IX when performing the market surveillance checks referred to in paragraph 3 of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369.

Article 8

Review

The Commission shall review this Regulation in the light of technological progress and present the results of this review including, if appropriate, a draft revision proposal, to the Consultation Forum no later than 25 December 2025.

The review shall in particular assess the following:

(a) 

the improvement potential with regard to the energy consumption, functional and environmental performance of household washing machines and household washer-dryers;

(b) 

the appropriateness of maintaining two scales for the energy performance of household washer-dryers;

(c) 

the effectiveness of existing measures in achieving changes of end-user behaviour in purchasing more energy and resource efficient appliances and using more energy and resource efficient programmes;

(d) 

the possibility to address circular economy objectives.

Article 9

Repeal

Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 is repealed as of 1 March 2021.

Directive 96/60/EC is repealed as of 1 March 2021.

Article 10

Transitional measures

As from 25 December 2019 until 28 February 2021, the product fiche required under point (b) of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 may be made available on the product database established by Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 instead of being provided in printed form. In this case the supplier shall ensure that if specifically requested by the dealer, the product fiche shall be made available in printed form.

As from 25 December 2019 until 28 February 2021, the fiche required under paragraph 3 of Article 2 of Directive 96/60/EC may be made available on the product database established by Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 instead of being provided in printed form. In this case the supplier shall ensure that if specifically requested by the dealer, the fiche shall be made available in printed form.

Article 11

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 March 2021. However, Article 10 shall apply from 25 December 2019 and points 1(a) and 1(b) of Article 3 shall apply from 1 November 2020.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX I

Definitions applicable for the annexes

The following definitions shall apply:

(1) 

‘Energy Efficiency Index’ (EEI) means the ratio of the weighted energy consumption to the standard cycle energy consumption;

(2) 

‘programme’ means a series of operations that are pre-defined and which are declared by the supplier as suitable for washing, drying or continuously washing and drying certain types of textile;

(3) 

‘washing cycle’ means a complete washing process as defined by a selected programme, consisting of a series of different operations including washing, rinsing, and spinning;

(4) 

‘drying cycle’ means a complete drying process as defined by the required programme, consisting of a series of different operations including heating and tumbling;

(5) 

‘complete cycle’ means a washing and drying process, consisting of a washing cycle and a drying cycle;

(6) 

‘continuous cycle’ means a complete cycle without interruption of the process and with no need for user intervention at any point during the programme;

(7) 

‘quick response’ (QR) code means a matrix barcode included on the energy label of a product model that links to that model’s information in the public part of the product database;

(8) 

‘rated capacity’ means the maximum mass in kilogram stated by the supplier at 0,5 kg intervals of dry textiles of a particular type, which can be treated in one washing cycle of a household washing machine, or in one complete cycle of a household washer-dryer respectively, on the selected programme, when loaded in accordance with the supplier’s instructions;

(9) 

‘rated washing capacity’ means the maximum mass in kilogram stated by the supplier at 0,5 kg intervals of dry textiles of a particular type, which can be treated in one washing cycle of a household washing machine, or in one washing cycle of a household washer-dryer respectively, on the selected programme, when loaded in accordance with the supplier’s instructions;

(10) 

‘rated drying capacity’ means the maximum mass in kilogram stated by the supplier at 0,5 kg intervals of dry textiles of a particular type, which can be treated in one drying cycle of a household washer-dryer on the selected programme, when loaded in accordance with the supplier’s instructions;

(11) 

‘eco 40-60’ means the name of the programme declared by the supplier as able to clean normally soiled cotton laundry declared to be washable at 40 °C or 60 °C, together in the same washing cycle, and to which the information on the energy label and in the product information sheet relates;

(12) 

‘rinsing effectiveness’ means the concentration of the residual content of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in the treated textiles after the washing cycle of a household washing machine or household washer-dryer (IR) or the complete cycle of a household washer-dryer (JR), expressed in gram per kilogram of dry textile;

(13) 

‘weighted energy consumption (EW)’ means the weighted average of the energy consumption of the washing cycle of a household washing machine or a household washer-dryer for the eco 40-60 programme at rated washing capacity, and at half and at a quarter of the rated washing capacity, expressed in kilowatt hour per cycle;

(14) 

‘weighted energy consumption (EWD)’ means the weighted average of the energy consumption of the household washer-dryer for the wash and dry cycle at rated capacity and at half of the rated capacity, expressed in kilowatt hour per cycle;

(15) 

‘standard cycle energy consumption’ (SCE) means the energy consumption taken as a reference, as a function of the rated capacity of a household washing machine or of a household washer-dryer, expressed in kilowatt hour per cycle;

(16) 

‘weighted water consumption (WW)’ means the weighted average of the water consumption of a the washing cycle of a household washing machine or of a household washer-dryer for the eco 40-60 programme at rated washing capacity, and at half and at a quarter of the rated washing capacity, expressed in litre per cycle;

(17) 

‘weighted water consumption (WWD)’ means the weighted average of the water consumption of a household washer-dryer for the wash and dry cycle at rated capacity and at half of the rated capacity, expressed in litre per cycle;

(18) 

‘remaining moisture content’ means for household washing machines and for the washing cycle of household washer-dryers, the amount of moisture contained in the load at the end of the washing cycle;

(19) 

‘final moisture content’ means for household washer-dryers the amount of moisture contained in the load at the end of the drying cycle;

(20) 

‘cupboard dry’ means the status of treated textiles dried in a drying cycle to a final moisture content of 0 %;

(21) 

‘programme duration’ (tW) means the length of time beginning with the initiation of the programme selected, excluding any user programmed delay, until the end of the programme is indicated and the user has access to the load.

(22) 

‘cycle duration’ (tWD) means, for the complete cycle of a household washer-dryer, the length of time beginning with the initiation of the programme selected for the washing cycle, excluding any user programmed delay, until the end of the drying cycle is indicated and the user has access to the load;

(23) 

‘off mode’ means a condition in which the household washing machine or the household washer-dryer is connected to the mains and is not providing any function; the following shall also be considered as off mode:

(a) 

a condition providing only an indication of off mode;

(b) 

a condition providing only functionalities intended to ensure electromagnetic compatibility pursuant to Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 3 );

(24) 

‘standby mode’ means a condition where the household washing machine or the household washer-dryer is connected to the mains and provides only the following functions, which may persist for an indefinite time:

(a) 

reactivation function or reactivation function and a mere indication of enabled reactivation function, and/or

(b) 

reactivation function through a connection to a network; and/or

(c) 

information or status display, and/or

(d) 

detection function for emergency measures;

(25) 

‘network’ means a communication infrastructure with a topology of links, an architecture, including the physical components, organisational principles, communication procedures and formats (protocols);

(26) 

‘wrinkle guard function’ means an operation of the household washing machine or of the household washer-dryer after completion of a programme to prevent excessive wrinkle building in the laundry;

(27) 

‘delay start’ means a condition where the user has selected a specified delay to the beginning or end of the cycle of the selected programme;

(28) 

‘guarantee’ means any undertaking by the retailer or supplier to the consumer to:

(a) 

reimburse the price paid; or

(b) 

replace, repair or handle the household washing machine and the household washer-dryer in any way if they do not meet the specifications set out in the guarantee statement or in the relevant advertising;

(29) 

‘display mechanism’ means any screen, including tactile screen, or other visual technology used for displaying internet content to users;

(30) 

‘nested display’ means visual interface where an image or data set is accessed by a mouse click, mouse roll-over or tactile screen expansion of another image or data set;

(31) 

‘tactile screen’ means a screen responding to touch, such as that of a tablet computer, slate computer or a smartphone;

(32) 

‘alternative text’ means text provided as an alternative to a graphic allowing information to be presented in non-graphical form where display devices cannot render the graphic or as an aid to accessibility such as input to voice synthesis applications;

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(33) 

‘declared values’ means the values provided by the supplier for the stated, calculated or measured technical parameters, pursuant to Article 3(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369, and in accordance with Article 3(1)(d) and Annex VI of this Regulation, for the verification of compliance by the Member State authorities.

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ANNEX II

A.    Energy efficiency classes

The energy efficiency class of a household washing machine and of the washing cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be determined on the basis of its Energy Efficiency Index (EEIW) as set out in Table 1.

The EEIW of a household washing machine and of the washing cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be calculated in accordance with Annex IV.



Table 1

Energy efficiency classes of household washing machines and of the washing cycle of household washer-dryers

Energy Efficiency Class

Energy Efficiency Index (EEIW)

A

EEIW ≤ 52

B

52 < EEIW ≤ 60

C

60 < EEIW ≤ 69

D

69 < EEIW ≤ 80

E

80 < EEIW ≤ 91

F

91 < EEIW ≤ 102

G

EEIW > 102

The energy efficiency class of the complete cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be determined on the basis of its Energy Efficiency Index (EEIWD) as set out in Table 2.

The EEIWD of the complete cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be calculated in accordance with Annex IV.



Table 2

Energy efficiency classes of the complete cycle of a household washer-dryer

Energy Efficiency Class

Energy Efficiency Index (EEIWD)

A

EEIWD ≤ 37

B

37 < EEIWD ≤ 45

C

45 < EEIWD ≤ 55

D

55 < EEIWD ≤ 67

E

67 < EEIWD ≤ 82

F

82 < EEIWD ≤ 100

G

EEIWD > 100

B.    Spin-drying efficiency classes

The spin-drying efficiency class of a household washing machine and of the washing cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be determined on the basis of the remaining moisture content (D) as set out in Table 3.

The D of a household washing machine and of the washing cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be calculated in accordance with Annex IV.



Table 3

Spin-drying efficiency classes

Spin-drying efficiency class

Remaining moisture content (D) (%)

A

D < 45

B

45 ≤ D < 54

C

54 ≤ D < 63

D

63 ≤ D < 72

E

72 ≤ D < 81

F

81 ≤ D < 90

G

D ≥ 90

C.    Acoustic airborne noise emission classes

The acoustic airborne noise emission class of a household washing machine and of a washing cycle of a household washer-dryer shall be determined on the basis of the acoustic airborne noise emissions as set out in Table 4.



Table 4

Acoustic airborne noise emission classes

Phase

Acoustic airborne noise emission class

Noise (dB)

Spinning

A

n < 73

B

73 ≤ n < 77

C

77 ≤ n < 81

D

n ≥ 81




ANNEX III

A.    Label for household washing machines

1.   LABEL FOR HOUSEHOLD WASHING MACHINES

1.1.   Label

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1.2.   The following information shall be included in the label:

I. 

QR code;

II. 

supplier's name or trade mark;

III. 

supplier's model identifier;

IV. 

scale of energy efficiency classes from A to G;

V. 

the energy efficiency class determined in accordance with Annex II;

VI. 

weighted energy consumption per 100 cycles in kWh, rounded to the nearest integer in accordance with Annex IV;

VII. 

rated capacity, in kg, for the eco 40-60 programme;

VIII. 

weighted water consumption per cycle in litres, rounded to the nearest integer in accordance with Annex IV:

IX. 

duration of the eco 40-60 programme at rated capacity in h:min rounded to the nearest minute;

X. 

Spin-drying efficiency class, determined in accordance with point B of Annex II;

XI. 

airborne acoustic noise emissions of the spinning phase, expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and rounded to the nearest integer, and airborne acoustic noise emission class, determined in accordance with point C of Annex II;

XII. 

the number of this Regulation, that is ‘2019/2014’.

2.   LABEL DESIGN FOR HOUSEHOLD WASHING MACHINES

The design of the label shall be as in the figure below.

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Whereby:

(a) 

The label shall be at least 96 mm wide and 192 mm high. Where the label is printed in a larger format, its content shall nevertheless remain proportionate to the specifications above.

(b) 

The background of the label shall be 100 % white.

(c) 

The typefaces shall be Verdana and Calibri.

(d) 

The dimensions and specifications of the elements constituting the label shall be as indicated in the label design for household washing machines.

(e) 

Colours shall be CMYK – cyan, magenta, yellow and black, following this example: 0,70,100,0: 0 % cyan, 70 % magenta, 100 % yellow, 0 % black.

(f) 

The label shall fulfil all the following requirements (numbers refer to the figure above):

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the colours of the EU logo shall be as follows:

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the background: 100,80,0,0;
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the stars: 0,0,100,0;

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the colour of the energy logo shall be: 100,80,0,0;

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the QR code shall be 100 % black;

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the supplier's name shall be 100 % black and in Verdana Bold, 9 pt;

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the model identifier shall be 100 % black and in Verdana Regular 9 pt;

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the A to G scale shall be as follows:

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the letters of the energy efficiency scale shall be 100 % white and in Calibri Bold 19 pt; the letters shall be centred on an axis at 4,5 mm from the left side of the arrows;
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the colours of the A to G scale arrows shall be as follows:
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A-class: 100,0,100,0;
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B-class: 70,0,100,0;
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C-class: 30,0,100,0;
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D-class: 0,0,100,0;
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E-class: 0,30,100,0;
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F-class: 0,70,100,0;
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G-class: 0,100,100,0;

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the internal dividers shall have a weight of 0,5 pt and the colour shall be 100 % black;

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the letter of the energy efficiency class shall be 100 % white and in Calibri Bold 33 pt. The energy efficiency class arrow and the corresponding arrow in the A to G scale shall be positioned in such a way that their tips are aligned. The letter in the energy efficiency class arrow shall be positioned in the centre of the rectangular part of the arrow which shall be 100 % black;

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the value of the weighted energy consumption per 100 cycles shall be in Verdana Bold font 28 pt; ‘kWh’ shall be in Verdana Regular font, 18 pt; the number ‘100’ in the icon representing 100 cycles shall be in Verdana Regular 14 pt. The value and unit shall be centred and 100 % black;

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the pictograms shall be as shown as in the label design and as follows:

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the pictograms' lines shall have a weight of 1,2 pt and they and the texts (numbers and units) shall be 100 % black;
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the texts under the 3 top pictograms shall be in Verdana Bold 16 pt with the units in Verdana Regular 12 pt, they shall be centred under the pictograms;
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the spin-drying energy efficiency pictogram: the range of spin-drying energy efficiency classes (A to G) shall be centred under the pictogram, with the letter of the applicable spin-drying energy efficiency class in Verdana Bold 16 pt and the other letters of the spin-drying energy efficiency classes in Verdana Regular 10 pt;
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the airborne acoustical noise emission pictogram: the number of decibels in the loudspeaker shall be in Verdana Bold 12 pt, with the unit ‘dB’ in Verdana Regular 9 pt; the range of noise classes (A to D) shall be centred under the pictogram, with the letter of the applicable noise class in Verdana Bold 16 pt and the other letters of the noise classes in Verdana Regular 10 pt;

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the number of the regulation shall be 100 % black and in Verdana Regular 6 pt.

B.    Label for household washer-dryer

1.   LABEL FOR HOUSEHOLD WASHER-DRYERS

1.1.   Label: