VACUUM CLEANER BAN ‘SUCKS’
Householders planning to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner have been advised by local MEP Louise Bours to act quickly before an EU ban comes into force.
From September 1 companies will be prohibited from manufacturing or importing any vacuum cleaners with motors above 1,600 watts.
“This is being done in the name of tackling climate change but the reality is it will do nothing to help and just make life harder for house-proud householders,” said Ms Bours, UKIP Euro-MP.
“The reality is this legislation just sucks and is another reminder of why we need to leave the European Union.
“The average vacuum cleaner currently on the market in this country has a 1,800W motor but the ever-interfering EU bureaucrats want to limit them to 1,600 from next month. And from 2017 they will be limited even further, down to 900W.
“The consumer group, Which? has pointed out that many of the models that its reviewers rate as the best on the market will fall foul of these rules.
“How dare the European Commission dictate which machines we can or can’t use. In every walk of life our choices are increasingly limited by these faceless bureaucrats.
“As UKIP’s health spokesman I am also concerned that this reduction in motor power may affect the those suffering from lung conditions, such as asthma, which can be exacerbated by dust mite allergy.
“UKIP’s policies include scrapping the 2008 Climate Change Act which is responsible for other ridiculous restrictions on our day to day life and has led to a rise in energy costs.”
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