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      Vacuum cleaner ban goes into effect in EU

      (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new vacuum cleaner ban is now in effect for countries in the European Union.

      As of Monday, all high-power machines using more than 1,600 watts can no longer be sold or manufactured.

      It's not a surprise to anyone, as the rule was agreed to five years ago in an effort to improve energy efficiency.

      Experts say there was a big spike in sales this weekend.

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