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Consolidated text: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010 (Text with EEA relevance)Text with EEA relevance

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/2016

of 11 March 2019

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 315 5.12.2019, p. 102)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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

  L 68

62

26.2.2021

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2023/2048 of 4 July 2023

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1

26.9.2023


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 050, 24.2.2020, p.  21 (2019/2016)




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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/2016

of 11 March 2019

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010

(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 refrigerating appliances with a volume of more than 10 litres and of less than or equal to 1 500 litres.
2.  

This Regulation does not apply to:

(a) 

professional refrigerated storage cabinets and blast cabinets, with the exception of professional chest freezers;

(b) 

refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function;

(c) 

mobile refrigerating appliances;

(d) 

appliances where the primary function is not the storage of foodstuffs through refrigeration.

Article 2

Definitions

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

(1) 

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

(2) 

‘refrigerating appliance’ means an insulated cabinet with one or more compartments that are controlled at specific temperatures, cooled by natural or forced convection whereby the cooling is obtained by one or more energy consuming means;

(3) 

‘compartment’ means an enclosed space within a refrigerating appliance, separated from other compartment(s) by a partition, container, or similar construction, which is directly accessible through one or more external doors and may itself be divided into sub-compartments. For the purpose of this Regulation, unless specified otherwise, compartment refers to both compartments and sub-compartments;

(4) 

‘external door’ is the part of a cabinet that can be moved or removed to at least allow the load to be moved from the exterior to the interior or from the interior to the exterior of the cabinet;

(5) 

‘sub-compartment’ means an enclosed space in a compartment having a different operating temperature range from the compartment in which it is located;

(6) 

‘total volume’ (V) means the volume of the space within the inside liner of the refrigerating appliance, equal to the sum of the compartment volumes, expressed in dm3 or litres;

(7) 

‘compartment volume’ (Vc ) means the volume of the space within the inside liner of the compartment, expressed in dm3 or litres;

(8) 

‘professional refrigerated storage cabinet’ means an insulated refrigerating appliance integrating one or more compartments accessible via one or more doors or drawers, capable of continuously maintaining the temperature of foodstuffs within prescribed limits at chilled or frozen operating temperature, using a vapour compression cycle, and used for the storage of foodstuffs in non-household environments but not for the display to or access by customers, as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1095 ( 1 );

(9) 

‘blast cabinet’ means an insulated refrigerating appliance primarily intended to rapidly cool hot foodstuffs to below 10 °C in the case of chilling and below - 18 °C in the case of freezing, as defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/1095;

(10) 

‘professional chest freezer’ means a freezer in which the compartment(s) is accessible from the top of the appliance or which has both top-opening type and upright type compartments but where the gross volume of the top-opening type compartment(s) exceeds 75 % of the total gross volume of the appliance, used for the storage of foodstuffs in non-household environments;

(11) 

‘freezer’ means a refrigerating appliance with only 4-star compartments;

(12) 

‘freezer compartment’ or ‘4-star compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of - 18 °C and which fulfils the requirements for the freezing capacity;

(13) 

‘frozen compartment’ means a compartment type with a target temperature equal to or below 0 °C; that is a 0-star, 1-star, 2-star, 3-star or 4-star compartment, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(14) 

‘compartment type’ means the declared compartment type in accordance with the refrigerating performance parameters Tmin, Tmax, Tc and others set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(15) 

‘target temperature’ (Tc) means the reference temperature inside a compartment during testing, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3, and is the temperature for testing energy consumption expressed as the average over time and over a set of sensors;

(16) 

‘minimum temperature’ (Tmin) means the minimum temperature inside a compartment during storage testing, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(17) 

‘maximum temperature’ (Tmax) means the maximum temperature inside a compartment during storage testing, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(18) 

‘0-star compartment’ and ‘ice-making compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of 0 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(19) 

‘1-star compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of - 6 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(20) 

‘2-star compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of - 12 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(21) 

‘3-star compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of - 18 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(22) 

‘refrigerating appliance with a direct sales function’ means a refrigerating appliance used for the functions of displaying and selling items at specified temperatures below the ambient temperature to customers, accessible directly through open sides or via one or more doors, or drawers, or both, including also cabinets with areas used for storage or assisted serving of items not accessible by the customers and excluding minibars and wine storage appliances, as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2024 ( 2 );

(23) 

‘minibar’ means a refrigerating appliance with a total volume of maximum 60 litres, which is primary intended for the storage and sales of foodstuffs in hotel rooms and similar premises;

(24) 

‘wine storage appliance’ means a dedicated refrigerating appliance for the storage of wine, with precision temperature control for the storage conditions and target temperature of a wine storage compartment, as defined in Annex IV, Table 3, and equipped with anti-vibration measures;

(25) 

‘dedicated refrigerating appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance with only one type of compartment;

(26) 

‘wine storage compartment’ means an unfrozen compartment with a target temperature of 12 °C, an internal humidity range from 50 % to 80 % and storage conditions ranging from 5 °C to 20 °C, as defined in Annex IV, Table 3;

(27) 

‘unfrozen compartment’ means a compartment type with a target temperature equal to or above 4 °C; that is a pantry, wine storage, cellar or fresh food compartment with storage conditions and target temperatures, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(28) 

‘pantry compartment’ means an unfrozen compartment with a target temperature of 17 °C and storage conditions ranging from 14 °C to 20 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(29) 

‘cellar compartment’ means an unfrozen compartment with a target temperature of 12 °C and storage conditions ranging from 2 °C to 14 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(30) 

‘fresh food compartment’ means an unfrozen compartment with a target temperature of 4 °C and storage conditions ranging from 0 °C and 8 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

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(31) 

‘mobile refrigerating appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance that can be used where there is no access to the mains electricity grid and that uses extra low-voltage electricity (< 120 V DC) or fuel or both as the energy source for the refrigeration functionality, including a refrigerating appliance that, in addition to extra low voltage electricity or fuel, or both, can be electric mains operated via an external AC/DC converter to be purchased separately. An appliance placed on the market with an AC/DC converter is not a mobile refrigerating appliance;

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(32) 

‘foodstuffs’ means food, ingredients, beverages, including wine, and other items primarily used for consumption which require refrigeration at specified temperatures;

(33) 

‘point of sale’ means a location where refrigerating appliances are displayed or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase;

(34) 

‘built-in appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance that is designed, tested and marketed exclusively:

(a) 

to be installed in cabinetry or encased (top, 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;

(35) 

‘energy efficiency index’ (EEI) means an index number for the relative energy efficiency of a refrigeration appliance, expressed in percentage, as set out in point 5 of Annex IV.

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 refrigerating appliance is supplied with a printed label in the format as set out in Annex III;

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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, 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 refrigerating appliances 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 refrigerating appliances, including technical promotional material 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 refrigerating appliance model;

(h) 

an electronic product information sheet, as set out in Annex V, is made available to dealers for each refrigerating appliance model.

2.  
The energy efficiency class shall be based on the energy efficiency index calculated in accordance with Annex II.

Article 4

Obligations of dealers

Dealers shall ensure that:

(a) 

each refrigerating appliance, 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 refrigerating appliances in such a way as to be clearly visible on the outside of the front or top of the refrigerating appliance;

(b) 

in the event of distance selling, the label and product information sheet are provided in accordance with Annexes VII and VIII;

(c) 

any visual advertisement for a specific model of refrigerating appliance, including on the internet, contains the energy efficiency class 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 refrigerating appliance, including technical promotional material 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 refrigerating appliances through its internet site, 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 verification 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 assessment, including, if appropriate, a draft revision proposal, of this review to the Consultation Forum no later than 25 December 2025. This review shall, among other matters, assess the possibility to:

(a) 

address circular economy aspects;

(b) 

introduce icons for compartments that may help reduce food waste; and

(c) 

introduce icons for the annual energy consumption.

Article 9

Repeal

Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010 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 1(b) of Article 3 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010 may be made available through the product database instead of being provided in printed form with the product. In that case the supplier shall ensure that if specifically requested by the dealer, the product 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.

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It shall apply from 1 March 2021. However, Article 10 shall apply from 25 December 2019, point 1(a), (b) and (c) of Article 3 shall apply from 1 November 2020, and the obligation to provide the energy efficiency class for the light source parameters referred to in Annex V, Table 6 shall apply from 1 March 2022.

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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) 

‘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;

(2) 

‘annual energy consumption’ (AE) means the average daily energy consumption multiplied by 365 (days per year), expressed in kilowatt hour per year (kWh/a), as calculated in accordance with point 3 of Annex IV;

(3) 

‘daily energy consumption’ (Edaily ) means the electricity used by a refrigerating appliance over 24 hours at reference conditions, expressed in kilowatt hour per 24 hours (kWh/24h), calculated in accordance with point 3 of Annex IV;

(4) 

‘freezing capacity’ means the amount of fresh foodstuffs that can be frozen in a freezer compartment in 24 h; it shall not be lower than 4,5 kg per 24 h per 100 litres of volume of the freezer compartment, with a minimum of 2,0 kg/24h;

(5) 

‘chill compartment’ means a compartment which is able to control its average temperature within a certain range without user-adjustments of its control, with a target temperature equal to 2 °C, and storage conditions ranging from - 3 °C to 3 °C, as set out in Annex IV, Table 3;

(6) 

‘airborne acoustical noise emission’ means the sound power level of a refrigerating appliance, expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW (A-weighted);

(7) 

‘anti-condensation heater’ means a heater which prevents condensation on the refrigeration appliance;

(8) 

‘ambient controlled anti-condensation heater’ means an anti-condensation heater where the heating capacity depends on either the ambient temperature or the ambient humidity or both;

(9) 

‘auxiliary energy’ (Eaux ) means the energy used by an ambient controlled anti-condensation heater, expressed in kilowatt hour per annum (kWh/a);

(10) 

‘dispenser’ means a device that dispenses chilled or frozen load on demand from a refrigerating appliance, such as ice-cube dispensers or chilled water dispensers;

(11) 

‘variable temperature compartment’ means a compartment intended for use as two (or more) alternative compartment types (for example a compartment that can be either a fresh food compartment or freezer compartment) and which is capable of being set by a user to continuously maintain the operating temperature range applicable for each declared compartment type. A compartment intended for use as a single compartment type that can also meet storage conditions of other compartment types (for example a chill compartment that may also fulfil 0-star requirements) is not a variable temperature compartment;

(12) 

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

(13) 

‘2-star section’ means part of a 3-star or 4-star compartment which does not have its own individual access door or lid and with target temperature and storage conditions of - 12 °C;

(14) 

‘climate class’ means the range of ambient temperatures, as set out in point 1(j) of Annex IV, in which the refrigerating appliances are intended to be used, and for which the required storage conditions specified in Annex IV, Table 3 are met simultaneously in all compartment(s);

(15) 

‘defrost and recovery period’ means the period from the initiation of a defrost control cycle until stable operating conditions are re-established;

(16) 

‘auto-defrost’ means a feature by which compartments are defrosted without user intervention to initiate the removal of frost accumulation at all temperature-control settings or to restore normal operation, and the disposal of the defrost water is automatic;

(17) 

‘defrosting type’ means the method to remove frost accumulation on the evaporator(s) of a refrigerating appliance; that is auto-defrost or manual defrost;

(18) 

‘manual defrost’ means not having an auto-defrost function;

(19) 

‘low noise refrigerating appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance without vapour compression and with an airborne acoustical noise emission lower than 27 A-weighted decibel referred to 1 pico watt (dB(A) re 1 pW);

(20) 

‘steady-state power consumption’ (Pss ) means the average power consumption in steady-state conditions, expressed in watt (W);

(21) 

‘incremental defrost and recovery energy consumption’ (ΔΕ d-f ) means the extra average energy consumption for a defrost and recovery operation expressed in watt hour (Wh);

(22) 

‘defrost interval’ (td-f ) means the representative average interval, expressed in hour (h), between one time of activation of the defrost heater and the next in two subsequent defrost and recovery cycle; or if there is no defrost heater one time of deactivation of the compressor and the next in two subsequent defrost and recovery cycles;

(23) 

‘load factor’ (L) means a factor accounting for the extra (beyond what is already anticipated through the higher average ambient temperature for testing) cooling load from introducing warm foodstuffs, with values as set out in point 3(a) of Annex IV;

(24) 

‘standard annual energy consumption’ (SAE) means the reference annual energy consumption of a refrigerating appliance, expressed in kilowatt hour per year (kWh/a), as calculated in accordance with point 4 of Annex IV;

(25) 

‘combi parameter’ (C) means a modelling parameter that takes into account the synergy effect when different compartment types are combined in one appliance, with values as set out in Annex IV, Table 4;

(26) 

‘door heat loss factor’ (D) means a compensation factor for combi appliances according to the number of different temperature compartments or the number of external doors, whichever is lower and as set out in Annex IV, Table 5. For this factor, ‘compartment’ does not refer to sub-compartment;

(27) 

‘combi appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance that has more than one compartment type of which at least one unfrozen compartment;

(28) 

‘defrost factor’ (Ac ) means a compensation factor that takes into account whether the refrigerating appliance has an auto-defrost or a manual defrost, with values as set out in Annex IV, Table 5;

(29) 

‘built-in factor’ (Bc ) means a compensation factor that takes into account whether the refrigerating appliance is built-in or freestanding, with values as set out in Annex IV, Table 5;

(30) 

‘freestanding appliance’ means a refrigerating appliance that is not a built-in appliance;

(31) 

‘Mc’ and ‘Nc’ means modelling parameters that take into account the volume-dependence of the energy use, with values as set out in Annex IV, Table 4;

(32) 

‘thermodynamic parameter’ (rc ) means a modelling parameter which corrects the standard annual energy consumption to an ambient temperature of 24 °C, with values as set out in Annex IV, Table 4;

(33) 

‘overall dimensions’ means the space taken up by the refrigerating appliance (height, width and depth) with doors or lids closed, expressed in millimetres (mm);

(34) 

‘temperature rise time’ means the time taken, after the operation of the refrigerated system has been interrupted, for the temperature in a 3- or 4-star compartment to increase from -18 to - 9 °C expressed in hours (h);

(35) 

‘winter setting’ means a control feature for a combi appliance with one compressor and one thermostat, which according to the supplier’s instructions can be used in ambient temperatures below +16 °C, consisting of a switching device or function that guarantees, even if it would not be required for the compartment where the thermostat is located, that the compressor keeps on working to maintain the proper storage temperatures in the other compartments;

(36) 

‘fast freeze’ means a feature that can be activated by the end-user according to the supplier’s instructions, which decreases the storage temperature of the freezer compartment(s) to achieve a faster freezing of unfrozen foodstuffs;

(37) 

‘freezer compartment’ or ‘4-star compartment’ means a frozen compartment with a target temperature and storage conditions of - 18 °C and which fulfils the requirements for the freezing capacity;

(38) 

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

(39) 

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

(40) 

‘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;

(41) 

‘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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(42) 

‘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

Energy efficiency classes and airborne acoustical emission classes

The energy efficiency class of refrigerating appliances shall be determined on the basis of the energy efficiency index (EEI) as set out in Table 1.

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Table 1

Energy efficiency classes of refrigerating appliances

Energy efficiency class

Energy efficiency index (EEI)

A

EEI ≤ 41

B

41 < EEI ≤ 51

C

51 < EEI ≤ 64

D

64 < EEI ≤ 80

E

80 < EEI ≤ 100

F

100 < EEI ≤ 125

G

EEI > 125

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The EEI of a refrigerating appliance shall be determined in accordance with point 5 of Annex IV.



Table 2

Airborne acoustical noise emission classes

Airborne acoustical noise emission

Airborne acoustical noise emission class

< 30 dB(A) re 1 pW

A

≥ 30 dB(A) re 1 pW and < 36 dB(A) re 1 pW

B

≥ 36 dB(A) re 1 pW and < 42 dB(A) re 1 pW

C

≥ 42 dB(A) re 1 pW

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ANNEX III

Label for refrigerating appliances

1.   LABEL FOR REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES, EXCEPT FOR WINE STORAGE APPLIANCES

1.1.   Label:

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

I. 

the 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. 

annual energy consumption (AE), expressed in kWh per year and rounded to the nearest integer;

VII. 

— 
the sum of the volumes of the frozen compartment(s), expressed in litres and rounded to the nearest integer;
— 
if the refrigerating appliance does not contain frozen compartment(s) the pictogram and the value in litres in VII shall be omitted;
VIII. 

— 
the sum of the volumes of the chill compartment(s) and the unfrozen compartment(s), expressed in litres and rounded to the nearest integer;
— 
if the refrigerating appliance does not contain unfrozen compartment(s) and chill compartment(s) the pictogram and the value in litres in VIII shall be omitted;
IX. 

airborne acoustical noise emissions, expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and rounded to the nearest integer. The airborne acoustical noise emission class, as set out in Table 2;

X. 

the number of this Regulation, that is ‘2019/2016’.

2.   LABEL FOR WINE STORAGE APPLIANCES

2.1.   Label:

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2.2.   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. 

AE, expressed in kWh per year and rounded to the nearest integer;

VII. 

the number of standard wine bottles that can be stored in the wine storage appliance;

VIII. 

airborne acoustical noise emissions, expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and rounded to the nearest integer. The airborne acoustical noise emission class, as set out in Table 2;

IX. 

the number of this Regulation that is ‘2019/2016’.

3.   LABEL DESIGNS

3.1.   Label design for refrigerating appliances, except for wine storage appliances