25 Sept 2015
Argentina Adopts New Labelling Requirements for TVs
Argentina recently implemented the energy efficiency labelling requirements of Resolution SICM 319/199 with respect to televisions. As a result, TVs will be required to carry a label showing their on-mode energy efficiency as well as any other information required by standard IRAM 62411. The label must be easily legible and be adhered to the outer front surface of the TV and remain on the product until its final sale to a consumer. The label must include a reference to "Res. Ex S.I.C. y M.Nº 319/99" and right below that language the logo or brand of the authorised certification body and the certificate number. If there is no space on the label for all of the required language, the label may instead include "R319/99-initials of certification body in capital letters-ee" and the certificate number right below.
The regulations also require an additional label showing standby energy consumption in watts as well as the TV brand and model. This label must also be easily legible and remain on the product until its final sale to a consumer. Moreover, TVs must be sold with a fact sheet that includes the name of the producer or importer, commercial brand, model, energy efficiency class in accordance with IRAM 62411, on-mode energy consumption in watts, annual energy consumption in kilowatts/hour based on four hours of use per 365 days, standby energy consumption in watts, screen size in centimetres (including a picture of the screen with a visible diagonal), and a reference to IRAM 62411 and 62301.
Type five conformity certification will be required for TVs 90 days from the date of publication in the official journal of the recognition of at least two test laboratories and two certification bodies. Type five certification involves type testing plus the periodic assessment of the production process and/or the audit of the management system plus the periodic testing of products from the point of production and/or the market.