Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 01 February, 2007
Written Answers. - International Standards.
Mr. McEntee Mr. McEntee
Mr. McEntee asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the approved national or international standards that apply to washing machines sold here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3174/07]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: I assume that the Deputy is referring to domestic clothes washing machines. The National Standards Authority of Ireland has advised me that it has adopted the following standards for such machines:—
I.S. EN 60335-2-7:2003 including Amendments A1: 2004 and A2: 2006 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL  APPLIANCES — SAFETY PART 2-7: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WASHING MACHINES.
I.S. EN 60456:2005 including Amendment A11: 2006 CLOTHES WASHING MACHINES FOR HOUSEHOLD USE — METHODS FOR MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. International Standards.