According to the Business Insider, the European Union has restricted manufacturers from making vacuum cleaners that use more than 1,600 watts of power. Retailers are also forbidden from importing the more powerful vacuums. The reason? To save the planet, of course.
Business Insider added:
Feeding into the paranoia, consumer website Which? posted an alert at the end of August advising those in the market for a powerful vacuum to “act quickly, before all of the models currently available sell out.” The organization noted that most of its models rated as a Best Buy had motor sizes over 1,600 Watts, the E.U.’s new upper-limit.
The shopping frenzy has sent vacuum sales in the U.K. through the roof. Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket, reported a 44% increase in sales on 2,000-Watt models in the two-week lead-up to the ban, The Guardian said. Last Friday, online appliance retailer AO.com “reported its best ever day for vacuum cleaner sales,” the website added.
A post at the Right Scoop says people are “finally getting fed up”:
Just think, if Obama and his power-mad Democrats have their way, this would also be happening in the U.S.
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