From January 1, 2021, repairability labels will be placed on products to assess their lifespan and prevent breakdowns Colored logos and a repairability index: from January 1, major household appliance brands will apply labels to judge the lifespan of the products offered for sale and thus prevent breakdowns. A rating will be assigned based on the type of product, manufacturer’s documentation, ease of disassembly, availability and price of spare parts. The labels will apply to televisions, smartphones, laptops, lawn mowers and washing machines. Planned obsolescence is punishable by law In the 13 Hours of France 2, journalist Dorothée Lachaud returned to the notion of planned obsolescence and the products concerned: “On the first step of the podium, we find printers: cartridge problem ink, printing tray paper. Their lifespan is only three years. Follow, behind, washing machines, dishwashers and cell phones. ” In the law, continues the journalist, “planned obsolescence is punished by two years in prison and a fine of 300,000 euros”.

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Colorful logos and a repairability index: from January 1, 2021, major household appliance brands will apply labels to judge the lifespan of products put on sale and, thus, prevent breakdowns. A rating will be assigned based on the type of product, manufacturer’s documentation, ease of disassembly, availability and price of spare parts. The labels will apply to televisions, smartphones, laptops, lawn mowers and washing machines.

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On the set of the 13 Hours of France 2, the journalist Dorothée Lachaud returned to the notion planned obsolescence and the products concerned: “On the first step of the podium, we find the printers: problem of ink cartridge, paper printing tray. Their lifespan is only three years. Next, behind, washing machines, dishwashers and cell phones. “In the law, continues the journalist,”planned obsolescence is punished by a two-year prison sentence and a fine of 300,000 euros“.

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