Repair label: the French example

What to look for when buying a smartphone or a new washing machine? The reparability of these products could soon become a visible criterion. In March, the European Commission presented its draft for a new Ecodesign Regulation. A proposal for an official product label that reveals information about repairability is also likely to be published soon. Initially, the rating system is supposed to relate to smartphones and tablets, but it could later be extended to other electrical appliances.

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