US, Canadian and European regulators are set to roll out a nationwide program to make cleaning supplies and services easier to buy online.
In a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the three nations announced plans to roll-out a pilot program to sell online vacuums, vacuum cleaners and other appliances from low-cost retailers.
The move comes after a nationwide vacuum cleaner recall sparked global outrage after consumers complained that they were unable to access their devices at home.
The new initiative will take place starting in March and is expected to take effect by June.
The US and Canada are expected to follow suit in the US.
In December, the UK announced plans for a nationwide “online-only” policy, where online retailers are not allowed to sell consumer goods from established retail outlets.
In Europe, the European Commission is planning to introduce a nationwide sales and service ban on online purchases of household cleaners, vacuum pumps, dust filters, vacuuming equipment and similar products.
In the UK, a nationwide online ban on the sale of household appliances has already been imposed.