Market Surveillance of products in the European Union

I found this video on YouTube that explains quite nicely how market surveillance works in the European Union. Market surveillance is the name for all activities related to the control of product safety and compliance by the inspection authorities of the Member States of the European Union. It shows you what these autorities do to find unsafe and non-compliant products and to prosecute the manufacturers and importers.

Did you have any encounters with the European market surveillance authorities? Let me know what your experience was.

Update list European harmonized standards for machinery

Today, the European Commission published an update of the list of European harmonized standards that machinery manufacturers may use to prove CE compliance with the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

This updated list is of importance to machinery manufacturers that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. When you have applied standards which have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your machinery against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity.

The updated list of standards can be found here or our CE Marking Library.

Update list European harmonized standards for ATEX equipment

ATEX Directive

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Today, the European Commission published an update of the list of European harmonized standards that 

manufacturers of ATEX equipment (equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres) may use to prove CE compliance with the ATEX directive 94/9/EC.

This updated list is of importance to manufacturers of ATEX equipment that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. When you have applied standards which have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your equipment against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity.

The updated list of standards can be found here or our CE Marking Library.