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Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

In one recent study, five of the top seven cleaners had motors of more than 1600 watts.

Joe Lynam reports.