On 3 October, the Commission adopted a Regulation establishing eco-design requirements for household tumble dryers. All household tumble dryers must comply with these requirements before being placed on the market in the EU. The requirements do not apply to household combined washer-dryers. Although the Regulation applies from 1 November 2013, the generic eco-design requirements only apply from 1 November 2014 and the specific requirements from 1 November 2015.

Regulation 932/2012 on eco-design requirements for tumble dryers is available here: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:278:0001:0010:EN:PDF