The Repairability Index is intended to reflect the ability of an object to be repaired easily. Rated out of 10 according to evaluation criteria, it applies to certain electrical and electronic equipment. It has been in force since January 2021.
The aim of this new public measure is to reduce programmed obsolescence and promote the circular economy, i.e. the production of goods and services in a sustainable way.
🚨 What's new on 1 January 2022 🚨
Controls should be stepped up from January 2022. From the first day of the year, the DGCCRF will "carry out checks to ensure that this new obligation is properly complied with", with retailers who fail to display this information being liable to a fine. The Ministry of the Economy also states that the DGCCRF will check "the sincerity of the rating and, if necessary, may initiate proceedings if it is misleading".
In addition, several decrees were published on 1 January in the Official Journal setting out new rules for spare parts. The law requires a minimum of five years' availability from the date the first piece of equipment was placed on the market.
The text also states that a repairer "may offer to choose parts from the circular economy instead of new parts" for eligible appliances.
More info : https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/consommation-ce-qui-change-au-1er-janvier-2022