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CEA Welcomes House Legislative Amendment on Service Parts Issue

Arlington, VA – September 11, 2014 – 
Following the House passage of the EPS Service Parts Act of 2014, H.R. 5057, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued the following statement, attributable to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, CEA:
 
“We applaud passage of this technical amendment concerning external power supplies (EPSs) which are used with a wide range of consumer electronics, including laptop and tablet computers, cordless telephones, printers and routers. CEA supported a national energy efficiency standard for EPSs as part of the 2007 energy act, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has since revised the standard. The amendment recognizes the need for replacement chargers for use with products manufactured before the effective date of DOE’s latest regulation. The bill will facilitate warranty and contract compliance by manufacturers, as well as manufacturer compliance with state parts retention laws. As we support this technical amendment, we also remain hopeful that Congress will pass broader energy efficiency legislation.”
 
In July, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5057, the EPS Service Parts Act of 2014. DOE published a final rule prescribing new energy conservation standards for external power supplies in February 2014.
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