Vacuum cleaner ban goes into effect in EU

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new vacuum cleaner ban is now in effect for countries in the European Union.

As of Monday, all high-power machines using more than 1,600 watts can no longer be sold or manufactured.

It's not a surprise to anyone, as the rule was agreed to five years ago in an effort to improve energy efficiency.

Experts say there was a big spike in sales this weekend.

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