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The water efficiency labeling management approach has been implemented since March 1, 2018 for more than three years, but there are still manufacturers on the market to produce and sell products without the correct posting of the water efficiency label. Recently, Jinan, Nanchong and other places found a number of merchants selling products that should be marked but not marked water efficiency label, the total fine amounted to more than 170,000 yuan.
A number of merchants selling toilet without water efficiency markings were fined
According to Langzhong City Market Supervision Administration news, recently Langzhong City, Nanchong City, a number of enterprises selling products that should be marked but not marked with water efficiency mark was fined. The news pointed out that in recent times, the Langzhong City Market Supervision Bureau of Nanchong City organized law enforcement officers to supervise and inspect the city’s sales of toilets included in the first batch of “water efficiency catalog”. The inspection includes: whether they are required by the relevant standards and implementation rules to mark the water efficiency mark, whether it meets the requirements of mandatory national standards, whether there is adulteration, adulteration, fake as real, substandard as good, substandard products as qualified products. As of mid-May, a total of more than 25 sellers inspected, the sale of 6 no water efficiency mark toilet violations were punished, a total of 60,000 yuan in fines.
Sales of toilets without water efficiency mark is not an isolated phenomenon. Wuwei City, Fudo Town Government recently also joint function of the market supervision of the East of the city focused on the water efficiency mark special inspection action. As of March, they have checked more than 60 merchants, found that the water efficiency label should be marked not marked 10 violations and have been investigated and punished. In accordance with the “water efficiency labeling management measures”, they were fined a total of 100,000 yuan.
In addition, Jinan Municipal Administration of Market Supervision on June 24 also informed the water efficiency labeling enforcement administrative penalty information, involving Jinan City Tianqiao District Chuangjia Sanitary Ware Business Department. It is reported that the enterprise was found to sell products that should be marked but not marked water efficiency label. According to the “water efficiency labeling management measures” Article 28, Jinan Municipal Administration of Market Supervision on June 23, the enterprise made a decision to fine 15,000 yuan.
The use of water efficiency labeling bathroom products needs to be improved
In addition to some of the toilet without posting water efficiency mark, in the recent announcement of the national water efficiency mark supervision and sampling, a variety of water efficiency mark on the use of the situation also deserves the attention of practitioners.
First, some products do not meet the relevant standards of water efficiency label. In March this year, in the Xiamen Customs released the top ten typical cases of 2020 rights, there is a case involving the water efficiency logo. In October 2020, Xiamen Customs under the East Ferry Customs sampling of three batches of toilets, found that the water efficiency logo and water efficiency registration and water consumption information does not meet the “water efficiency logo management measures” and “toilet water efficiency logo implementation rules” of the relevant requirements.
Secondly, some products are not standardized water efficiency labeling. In March this year, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision in conjunction with the Municipal Water Bureau jointly carried out a special enforcement inspection of water efficiency labeling products. They found that in addition to some products are not posted as required water efficiency mark, but also found that some products are not standardized logo paste.
In addition, there are products of the water efficiency mark easy to fall off. In June, the Guizhou Provincial Market Supervision Bureau of measurement to Liupanshui City, in the implementation of the “I do practical work for the masses” to help guide the measurement work, they found in the Red Star Macalline shopping mall and other places to sell some of the toilet products, there is the situation of water efficiency mark off.
The maximum fine of 30,000 yuan for not posting the water efficiency mark as required
Water Efficiency Labeling Management Measures” by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine jointly issued on September 13, 2017, effective March 1, 2018. In the sanitary industry, the toilet is the first implementation of the “management of water efficiency labeling” category, the relevant basis also includes “implementation rules of the toilet water efficiency labeling”, “toilet water efficiency limits and water efficiency grade”.
In addition to the toilet, the recent water efficiency limits and water efficiency levels of a number of bathroom categories are also officially implemented. ln January 2021, the “spout water efficiency limits and water efficiency levels”, “urinal water efficiency limits and water efficiency levels”, “shower water efficiency limits and water efficiency levels” and “squatting toilet water efficiency limits and water efficiency levels” four mandatory national standards are implemented at the same time. At present, the water products around the country with water efficiency mark supervision and sampling is still the main toilet, I believe the scope will soon be extended to other categories.
According to the “water efficiency labeling management”, for the producer or importer, there should be marked water efficiency labeling and not marked, the use of non-compliant water efficiency labeling, forgery and counterfeit water efficiency labeling and other acts, will be notified, and impose a fine of more than 10,000 yuan 30,000 yuan. For sellers, sales of products should be marked but not marked water efficiency mark, sales of products using non-compliant water efficiency mark, in the main page of the network trading product information display water efficiency mark does not comply with the regulations, forgery and counterfeit water efficiency mark, etc., will also be fined more than 10,000 yuan to 30,000 yuan.
In addition, for enterprises or third-party institutions water efficiency testing forgery, relevant state employees and institutions negligence, abuse of power and other acts, “water efficiency labeling management measures” will be clearly punished. If it constitutes a crime, it will be held criminally responsible according to law.