SGS Issues SafeGuardS on New French Repairability Decrees

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 26, 2023 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand France’s recently published decrees aimed at improving the repairability of motorized DIY and gardening tools, sports and leisure equipment and motorized travel equipment.

    Decrees No. 2023-293, 294 and 295 were published in the Official Journal on April 22, 2023. Relating to Article 30 of the Climate and Resilience Law, they seek to guarantee the availability of spare parts, including those from the circular economy, in order to enable the maintenance and repair of defined products.

    Decree No. 2023-292 relates to manufacturers and importers. Decree No. 2023-294 is for professionals offering maintenance and repair services. Decree No. 2023-295 covers consumer information on the conditions of sale of parts from the circular economy in the context of maintenance or repair services.

    Producers are required to make spare parts available under Article 30 of the Climate and Resilience Law. The law includes a minimum period of availability and requires repairers, outside of any legal guarantee, to offer an alternative to new spare parts that should come from the circular economy.

    SGS has published SafeGuardS 054.23 to help stakeholders gain a better understanding of the provisions in Decrees No. 2023-293, 294 and 295. It includes a breakdown of what is contained in each decree and has lists containing the products and spare parts that must be made available and for how long.

    The lists cover:
    • Motorized DIY and gardening tools
    • Sports and Leisure items
    • Motorized personal transport devices

    Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 054.23 to learn more.

    SGS Circular Economy Services
    SGS comprehensive solutions to help businesses move towards a circular economy. With an unrivalled global network of laboratories, they offer physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Circular Economy Services.

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full New Reparability Decrees in France SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:

    Marine Dessaigne
    Circular Economy and CSR Project Manager
    Tel: +33 0675195046
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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