French retailers will have to inform consumers about the availability of spare parts for products in a bid to promote more sustainable consumption, according to a new law.
The decree published in France’s Official Journal in December requires this information on spare parts that are essential for the use of a product to be displayed “in a visible manner” before a purchase is made.
This can be done either by specifying the period of availability or the final date.
Manufacturers will have to deliver the parts needed to make repairs within two months.
The law aims to promote durable and repairable products by allowing consumers to consider the availability of spare parts when making purchase decisions.