Court gives €250,000 warning over online labelling

Our German campaign reported yet another legal victory by one of its members against an online retailer that was failing to display energy label information properly. The case was brought by regional consumer advice centre Verbraucherzentrale Rheinland-Pfalz against German furniture giant Innova Handelshaus AG. The higher court of Mainz ruled on 30 April that where a product is displayed, so should the efficiency class. The energy class had previously been missing. The court ordered the company to display the efficiency class, where applicable, throughout the online shop; pay the costs of litigation; and warned that it could be fined up to €250,000 for any future offence. For more information, click here.

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