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Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

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Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

From 1 Sep 2014, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28878432
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

Well, that just sucks!

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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

The blackmarket might hoover up this opportunity smuggling "overpower" cleaners hidden under their clothes through airport security.
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

so it will be back to the bass broom if you want a clean carpet soon then .....
just how stupid are the morons that make such regulations ? no doubt industrial machines will be exempt from the regulations so the cleaning firms will be able to keep the EUP buildings clean ........
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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We were thinking of getting rid of ours, it's only collecting dust anyway!

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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

Grin Grin Grin That's on the fringe of being funny!
We bought a Bosch recently and it's only 1200 watts!
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

Dyson vacuums are in air watts - that a loophole or is there some conversion?
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

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one airwatt equals 0.9983 watts
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

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it's only collecting dust anyway

You should have been at the Edinburgh Fringe (as Ned hinted).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-28838287
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Was that voted the funniest joke?
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

So Dyson vacuums are very low power then - their top of the range is 290AW which equals 289.5 normal watts.
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@billnotben Yes, I did see that a couple of days ago.
This thread was just a gift  Wink

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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

If you ask me the EU are Dyson with death..
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Threads about consumer products should be banned.
You've got me looking at vacuum cleaners on Amazon now Angry
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Re: Need a powerful vacuum? Buy one before they are banned!

Do Jehoovers Witnesses have them?