German court: DIY now!

A court in Germany has told DIY chain Obi to label its products properly so shoppers get the energy efficiency information they deserve. The court in Cologne ruled that adverts and web pages showing products with prices must also have an energy efficiency class and it is not acceptable to only show the energy rating on sub-pages. The case was brought by MarketWatch partner VZBV and follows a similar ruling last summer. If Obi fails to comply with the ruling, made on 20 August, it faces a €250,000 fine or jail time for its bosses.

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