Impact on my country's Export Products According to statistics, in 2005, my country exported a total of 177.59 million units (sets) of electric fans and accessories. From January to June 2006, a total of 98.15 million units (sets) of electric fans and accessories were exported. As far as the overall situation of domestic ceiling fan products is concerned, the quality level is not high. The reason is that due to the fierce market competition and the price increase of copper and other materials, some enterprises are reluctant to increase investment in the production process. Even if a product meets safety standards, it may not meet the U.S. ENERGY STAR requirements if its energy-efficiency performance is assessed. The price of a single product in China is about RMB 70, and there are a large number of ceiling fans with a power consumption of more than 80 watts. According to the requirements of Notification No. 197, reducing energy consumption will inevitably increase costs. Therefore, this regulation will have a certain impact on the production cost of Chinese products exported to the United States.
The current international standard for ceiling fan air volume testing is IEC 60879-1986 "Performance and Structure of Circulating Jet Fans and Governors", and my country's national standard GB/T13380-92 "AC Fans and Governors" refers to this IEC standard. The test method on which the notified regulation 197 is based is the U.S. ENERGY STAR Test Equipment Instruction Manual. The test methods specified in the two standards are different, and different test results may be obtained according to different test methods. As currently exported fan products are generally not tested for air volume in accordance with the "Energy Star Test Equipment Instruction Manual", and it takes a certain amount of time to build a test room that meets the requirements, it will have a large negative impact on the export of related products in my country in the short term.
So what documents do I need to prepare to apply for Amazon's request for FTC energy efficiency?
1. Application form
3. Send samples for inspection
In Circular No. 197 of the US FTC, the legal basis for adopting appliance labeling rules for ceiling fan products is described in detail, and the energy conservation requirements of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) and the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) for various appliances are stated in detail. .
As early as 1975, the United States enacted the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The act requires the FTC to regulate labeling rules for a variety of energy-using products (appliances, lighting, and bathroom products) and to disclose energy consumption estimates for these products, enabling consumers to evaluate competing product types. Comparison of energy consumption or energy efficiency. The FTC published labelling rules for eight appliance types (refrigerators, freezer-refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines, room air conditioners, and furnaces) in 1979, and has since expanded the rules of the rules. Coverage includes central air conditioners, heat pumps, fluorescent ballasts, lighting fixtures, bathroom products, pool heaters, and other types of water heaters. In 2005, the US government announced the "Energy Policy Act", of which Item 137 is an amendment to the "Energy Policy and Conservation Act", which requires an increase in the labeling requirements of ceiling fan products. Circular 197 issued by the United States is the specific statement of the FTC's proposed rules for the labeling of ceiling fan products.
The main contents of the notification:
1.Use of ceiling fan products
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that in 2001, 69.6 million (or 65.1%) of U.S. households had fans. Ceiling fans improve the comfort of a home by circulating air, creating airflow throughout the room. For homes with air conditioners, ceiling fans can allow consumers to increase the thermostat setting by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without reducing comfort. In lukewarm climates, ceiling fans can save energy by allowing consumers to avoid using air conditioners at the same time.
2.Test Procedures and Energy Conservation Criteria for Ceiling Fan Products
In the "Energy Policy Act", the United States authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to stipulate the testing procedures for ceiling fan products and their energy saving standards, and the testing procedures for ceiling fans must be manufactured in accordance with the "Energy Star Test Equipment Guidance Manual" published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Test equipment and test methods for ENERGY STAR compliance of ceiling fan products. Manufacturers must use this test method to measure airflow and airflow efficiency at high, medium, and low fan speeds. The U.S. Department of Energy may impose different standards or exemptions for certain products, such as luxury ceiling fans that are primarily decorative.
3.Regulatory requirements in notification
The notified regulations require manufacturers to publicly indicate the airflow (CFM), power consumption (W), and airflow efficiency (/W) of the ceiling fan product at high speeds with a label on the ceiling fan body or outer packaging (or both). The regulations require ceiling fans to be divided into two ranges, one is 36-inch to 48-inch ceiling fans, and the other is 49-inch and larger than 49-inch ceiling fans. Different label formats are specified for the two ranges of ceiling fan products.