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Implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household refrigerating appliances (Text with EEA relevance)
Article 2

Article 2 — Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Directive 2005/32/EC, the following definitions shall apply:

  1. foodstuffs means food, ingredients, beverages, including wine, and other items primarily intended for consumption which require refrigeration at specified temperatures;
  2. household refrigerating appliance means an insulated cabinet, with one or more compartments, intended for refrigerating or freezing foodstuffs, or for the storage of refrigerated or frozen foodstuffs for non-professional purposes, cooled by one or more energy-consuming processes including appliances sold as building kits to be assembled by the end-user;
  3. refrigerator means a refrigerating appliance intended for the preservation of foodstuffs with at least one compartment suitable for the storage of fresh food and/or beverages, including wine;
  4. compression-type refrigerating appliance means a refrigerating appliance in which refrigeration is effected by means of a motor-driven compressor;
  5. absorption-type refrigerating appliance means a refrigerating appliance in which refrigeration is effected by an absorption process using heat as the energy source;
  6. refrigerator-freezer means a refrigerating appliance with at least one fresh-food storage compartment and at least one other compartment suitable for the freezing of fresh food and the storage of frozen foodstuffs under three-star storage conditions (the food-freezer compartment);
  7. frozen-food storage cabinet means a refrigerating appliance with one or more compartments suitable for the storage of frozen foodstuffs;
  8. food freezer means a refrigerating appliance with one or more compartments suitable for freezing foodstuffs with temperatures ranging from ambient temperature down to – 18 °C, and which is also suitable for the storage of frozen foodstuffs under three-star storage conditions; a food freezer may also include two-star sections and/or compartments within the compartment or cabinet;
  9. wine storage appliance means a refrigerating appliance that has no compartment other than one or more wine storage compartments;
  10. multi-use appliance means a refrigerating appliance that has no compartment other than one or more multi-use compartments;
  11. equivalent refrigerating appliance means a model placed on the market with the same gross and storage volumes, same technical, efficiency and performance characteristics, and same compartment types as another refrigerating appliance model placed on the market under a different commercial code number by the same manufacturer.

Additional definitions for the purpose of Annexes II to VI are set out in Annex I.