Electrical and electronic equipment for consumers: large household appliances, small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, electrical and electronic tools
Décret relatif à l'indice de réparabilité des équipements électriques et électroniques (Decree relating to the repairability index of electrical and electronic equipment)
The repairability index consists of a score out of 10 intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products. This score is obtained by dividing an overall score of 100 points by 10 according to five criteria, each scored out of 20 and of equal weight, making it possible to assess the repairability of the products concerned. These criteria are as follows: documentation provided by the manufacturer, ease of disassembly of the product, availability of spare parts, relationship between the price of the most expensive spare part and the price of the original product, usage counter (optional) or other criteria specific to the category of products concerned. The Decree covers all electrical and electronic equipment intended for consumers. For each category of electrical and electronic equipment, an order of the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for the Economy and Finance shall specify all of the criteria and sub-criteria including criteria specific to the category as well as the methods of calculating the index. The Decree nonetheless provides for gradual implementation, starting with the following categories of products: washing machines, smartphones, laptops, televisions, electric lawn mowers (battery, corded, robot). Producers, importers, or other parties placing electrical and electronic equipment on the market shall be required to calculate the index for the categories of products concerned, and to make this information available.
The Decree includes the dates and procedures for its entry into force. An umbrella order shall be promulgated to specify the display methods, markings and general parameters for calculating the repairability index. Orders shall be promulgated to specify the more specific methods of application for each category of products.