The Ecodesign Regulations aims to reduce appliance and electrical waste, by granting rights to repairs for appliances and other electrical products that could potentially be fixed.
Under the Ecodesign Regulations, manufacturers, importers or authorised representatives of certain electronic products must make available to professional repairers spare parts for a minimum of 7 to 10 years, after placing the last unit of the model up on the market. Information regarding such repairs must also be made available to professional repairers.
Spare parts must also be made available to consumers, however, the list of parts available to consumers is not as extensive as the parts available to professional repairers. Similarly, manufacturers, importers or authorised representatives do not need to make as much information regarding repairs available to consumers.