EUROPEAN CE MARKING
The CE marking is a mandatory requirement for certain product categories sold in the European Market. When affixing this symbol to a product the manufacturer, his importer or authorized representative declares that the product meets all the safety and health requirements of the European legislation.
However, not all products must bear the CE marking, only product categories that fall within the scope of certain European Directives and which form part of the EU’s secondary legislation and define the essential requirements that a product has to fulfill. The following are the EU Directives and Regulations which belong to our core competencies.
● EMC Directive - 2014/30/EU
● Low Voltage Directive - 2014/35/EU
● Machinery Directive - 2006/42/EC
● Medical Device Directive - 93/42/EEC
● Medical Device Regulation - (EU) 2017/745
● Radio Equipment Directive - 2014/53/EU
● Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
It is therefore important for organizations to determine whether their product applies to one or even several directives, and if it does, to what extent so that the conformity assessment procedure chosen will reliably cover all technical and documentation requirements of the directive(s). Failing to do so could result in severe penalties for organizations, such as high fines or even imprisonment of the responsible director of the company.
RAPEX which was established by the EU Commission as the EU rapid alert system is reporting weekly on measures taken to prevent or restrict the marketing or use of dangerous products in the EU.
With our experience in testing products and the expertise of standards as a member of numerous standardization committees we are able to evaluate and determine which directive and product standards are applicable to your products and can arrange the relevant testing and documentation to satisfy the requirements of the European directives.