Commission Regulation (EC) No 1494/2007 of 17 December 2007 establishing, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the form of labels and additional labelling requirements as regards products and equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (Text with EEA relevance)

Coming into Force01 January 2008,07 January 2008
End of Effective Date07 December 2015,01 January 2017
Celex Number32007R1494
Published date18 December 2007
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2007/1494/oj
Date17 December 2007
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, L 332, 18 December 2007
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18.12.2007 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 332/25

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1494/2007

of 17 December 2007

establishing, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the form of labels and additional labelling requirements as regards products and equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (1), and in particular Article 7(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) A review on the desirability of including additional environmental information on labels to be used on the products and equipment referred to in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 has been carried out in accordance with Article 7(3) of that Regulation.
(2) The labelling requirements take into account labelling systems currently used in the Community for products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases, including labelling systems established by industry standards for such products and equipment.
(3) For the sake of clarity, it is appropriate to determine the exact wording of the information to be indicated on the labels. Member States should be able to decide to use their own language on those labels.
(4) Additional information indicating whether refrigeration and air conditioning products and equipment as well as heat pumps covered by this Regulation have been insulated with foam blown with fluorinated greenhouse gases should be included on the label in order to promote their potential recovery from such foams.
(5) In cases where fluorinated greenhouse gases are added to the product or equipment concerned outside the manufacturing site, the label should indicate the total quantity of fluorinated greenhouse gases contained in the product or equipment.
(6) The label should be designed so as to ensure that it is clearly legible and remains securely in place on the product or equipment throughout the entire period during which the product or equipment contains fluorinated greenhouse gases.
(7) The label should be placed in a way which ensures visibility to installation and servicing technicians.
(8) For air conditioning products and equipment and heat pumps the label should be placed in a way that takes
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