And so, supposedly the European Union is going to be putting a law that will take effect that will ban certain vacuum cleaners with very large power motors and that generate sounds over around 80 decibals.
You can read more here:
http://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/08/eu- ... d-to-know/
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/lif ... er-cleaner
Some of the supporters of the ban claim it is to help the environment, and make it so the sounds of the motors won't bother neighbors, and, they claim it will open a whole new market for producers of cordless and rechargeable hand held vacuum cleaners.
What do you all make of this?
Two of my comments:
1 It seems to me that a vacuum with a more powerful motor would let you do a faster better job, and is thus more efficient. What has gotten into the minds of these politicians?
2 The supporters' claim that this ban will open a new market for cordless rechargeable hand helds is like someone who supports bans on knives with blades longer than two inches saying "Well hey, this opens a larger market for knives with blades two inches and under!" Nope. Doesn't work for me. If companies and their consumers like knives with blades under two inches, I am all for them being able to make and get them. But don't use that as an excuse to ban the others.
More unwanted and unnecessary government intrusion and interference with peoples' lives.